from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- pro. One's own self:
- pro. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition: One can congratulate oneself on one's victories.
- pro. Used in an absolute construction: When in charge oneself, one may rearrange the committees as one pleases.
- pro. One's normal or healthy condition or state.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- pro. The person, previously mentioned.
- pro. A person's self - a general form of himself, herself or yourself
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- pro. A reflexive form of the indefinite pronoun one. Commonly written as two words, one's self.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- One's self; a person's self; himself or herself (without distinction of gender): formed after the analogy of himself, herself, itself, and used reflexively.
Armstrong was brought to this project by Robert Star, his friend, business partner, biggest booster and an individual who clearly shares the artist's credo that believing in oneself is critically important.
This helped me realize what faith in oneself is all about!
But among today's young adults, Rachel notes, "personal identity is not as linked to what one calls oneself as it was in other generations because we have so many ways of representing ourselves" -- ranging from email screen names to Facebook accounts.
I often, not all that often, wish we could afford to live without close neighbours instead of here in this unnoteworthy north London suburb where to try to keep to oneself is to draw attention to oneself.
It’s a ‘confidence’ game, after all, and the con artist understands intuitively that confidence in oneself is necessary in order for others to have confidence in you.
This notion of conquering something that dwarfs oneself is one I ascribe primarily to heterosexual males, which I know is neither fair nor accurate.
Faith of some sort (in oneself, in someone else, or in something larger) generally comes into play when undertaking an action that involves risk.
Trusting oneself is probably the hardest challenge a writer has to overcome.
All this only to say that when one distances oneself from the liturgical context those voids become difficult to fill and you can be sure they are noticed!
I've always thought that the acceptance in society of misrepresenting oneself is so interresting.