Note to selves: corner the market on Chinese tea, then bribe the government to criminalize it.
The tender, painful, and sometimes very funny sex scenes give touching insight into the selves we seek to escape, but never can.
The newest issue of Elle Collections asks supermodels what advice they would give to their 17-year-old selves.
While under the guise of “rocker” Chris Gaines, Brooks stubbornly refused to acknowledge any connection between his two selves.
Letting people be their Facebook selves on a Web site makes some intuitive sense.
Ther course was well approved on, if them selves could bear ye charge; so they hired a fair ship of above 300.
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
But yf they do not procure us free trade into China, the losse to stand upon them selves.
Of the future, of the actual present, save of their two selves, they scarcely spoke.
We will content our selves with our stock in hand of humble Rhenish, of about three shillings a-bottle.
Old English self, seolf, sylf "one's own person, -self; own, same," from Proto-Germanic *selbaz (cf. Old Norse sjalfr, Old Frisian self, Dutch zelf, Old High German selb, German selb, selbst, Gothic silba), Proto-Germanic *selbaz "self," from PIE *sel-bho-, suffixed form of root *s(w)e-, pronoun of the third person and reflexive (referring back to the subject of a sentence), also used in forms denoting the speaker's social group, "(we our-)selves" (see idiom).
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. [Alan Watts]Its use in compounds to form reflective pronouns grew out of independent use in Old English. As a noun from early 14c.
n. pl. selves (sělz)
The total, essential, or particular being of a person; the individual.
One's consciousness of one's own being or identity; the ego.