[ahr-self, ouuhr-, ou-er-]
one's own person, individuality, etc., considered as private and apart from others: It is for ourself that we should strive for greater knowledge.
(a form corresponding to ourselves, used of a single person, especially in the regal or formal style, as we, for I ): We have taken unto ourself such powers as may be necessary.

1300–50; Middle English oure self; see our, self

See myself.
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ourself (aʊəˈsɛlf)
archaic a variant of myself, formerly used by monarchs or editors in formal contexts

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Example sentences
Deception can also include our rationalizations to ourself to justify a statement or behavior.
There is no other way of thinking that has taught us anywhere near as much about ourself or the rest of the universe.
We often are so alienated from our selves yet so yearn to be one with ourself.
Protect y ourself and treat r aw water taken from streams and lakes before you drink it.
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