[him-self; medially often im-self]
an emphatic appositive of him or he: He himself spoke to the men.
a reflexive form of him: He cut himself.
(used in absolute constructions): Himself the soul of honor, he included many rascals among his intimates.
(used as the object of a preposition or as the direct or indirect object of a verb): The old car had room only for himself and three others.
(used in comparisons after as or than ): His wife is as stingy as himself.
his normal or customary self: He is himself again.
Irish English. a man of importance, especially the master of the house: Himself will be wanting an early dinner.

before 900; Middle English him selven, Old English him selfum, dative singular of hē self he himself; see him, self

See myself.
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himself (hɪmˈsɛlf, (medially often) ɪmˈsɛlf)
1.  a.  the reflexive form of he or him
 b.  (intensifier): the king himself waved to me
2.  (preceded by a copula) his normal or usual self: he seems himself once more
3.  (Irish), (Scot) the man of the house: how is himself?
[Old English him selfum, dative singular of hē self; see he1, self]

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Example sentences
The presence of the tall ghostly figure, moving slowly through the halls, he
  took as a reproach to himself.
When he learns the truth, he blinds himself in despair.
Chu is enjoying himself, his hands buried in his suit-pants pockets.
The researcher himself responded to the coverage of his work with a helpful
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