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.
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.