from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • pro. Myself. Used as a reflexive when we is used instead of I by a singular speaker or author, as in an editorial or a royal proclamation. See Usage Note at myself.
  • pro. Nonstandard Ourselves. See Note at hisself.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • pro. The reflexive of the editorial or royal we; myself as used by a writer or speaker who would refer to himself in the nominative case as we. (Normally, the reflexive case of we is ourselves).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Myself: relating to we and us, when used of a single person, as in the regal or formal style.


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