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

  • pro. Archaic Yourself. Used as the reflexive or emphatic form of thee or thou.

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  • pro. yourself (as the object of a verb or preposition or as an intensifier)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pro. An emphasized form of the personal pronoun of the second person; -- used as a subject commonly with thou; ; that is, thou shalt go, and no other. It is sometimes used, especially in the predicate, without thou, and in the nominative as well as in the objective case.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A pronoun used reflexively for emphasis after, or in place of, thou: as, thou thyself shalt go (that is, thou shalt go and no other).


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  • Do not then any longer fear to part with thine existence, it will at least put an end to those richly merited torments thou hast inflicted on thyself; _Death, in delivering the earth from an incommodious burthen, will also deliver thee from thy most cruel enemy, thyself_.

    The System of Nature, Volume 1

  • "Know in thyself and All one self-same soul," says the old Hindu poem "banish the dream that sunders part from whole."

    Robert Lanza, M.D.: Rethinking the Nature of Life

  • Then she asked him, “O Moslem! the slaying of Nazarenes is lawful to you folk; what then hast thou to say about being slain thyself?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Quoth the King, “O weak o wit, I bade not my nobles deal thus with thee but that we might gather together unto thee wealth galore; for may be thou wilt bethink thee of thy country and family and repine for them and be minded to return to thy mother-land; so shalt thou take from our country muchel of money to maintain thyself withal, what while thou livest in thine own country.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then said the Caliph, “O Ala al-Din, why hast thou absented thyself from the Divan?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Rejoined he, “Not so;” and she, “Go in thyself and see; it is not wide enough for thee.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Jewish tradition, the injunction to "love thy neighbour as thyself," is considered to be the very essence of the

    Kofi Annan - Nobel Lecture

  • Dost thou call thyself king because thou excellest in cedar?

    Stories of the Prophets (Before the Exile)

  • Now Autolycus once had gone to the rich land of Ithaca, and found his daughter’s son a child new-born, and when he was making an end of supper, behold, Eurycleia set the babe on his knees, and spake and hailed him: ‘Autolycus, find now a name thyself to give thy child’s own son; for lo, he is a child of many prayers.

    Book XIX

  • I'll put thee under lock and key before thee shalt ruin thyself, and disgrace thy father.

    John Halifax, Gentleman


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