, yawr-, yohr-, yer-]
/yʊərˈsɛlf, yɔr-, yoʊr-, yər-/
(an emphatic appositive of
a letter you yourself wrote.
a reflexive form of
(used as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition):
Don't blame yourself. Did you ever ask yourself “why”? You can think for yourself.
(used in place of
, especially in compound subjects, objects, and complements):
Ted and yourself have been elected. We saw your sister and yourself at the game. People like yourselves always feel like that.
(used in absolute constructions):
Yourself having so little money, how could they expect you to help?
normal or customary
You'll soon be yourself again.
(used in place of
scholars as famous as yourselves; a girl no older than yourself.
The surest way is to do it yourself.
a. the reflexive form of
you yourself control your destiny
preceded by a copula
) your normal or usual self:
you're not yourself these days
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If you listen at a hole, you will hear ill of yourself as well as others.
The best good that you can possibly achieve is not good enough if you have to strain yourself all the time to reach it.
Change but the name, and the story is told of yourself.
Gird up the loins, brace yourself for vigorous action, or energetic endurance.
In a few moments you roll yourself in their soft wool.
Wrap yourself in your own virtue, and seek a friend and your daily bread.
Use the first paragraph of the cover letter to introduce yourself and explain why you're writing in the first place.
But these days, my company dinners consist of do-it-yourself dishes, with my guests pitching in.
We want to know that you actually enjoy teaching and that you have some idea what you're getting yourself into on our campus.
Among the extraordinarily gifted, you had to present yourself as a solitary genius.
If you want credit for your accomplishments, you need to find ways to promote yourself.
Prepare yourself for how much time the job search takes.
Also congratulate yourself for any advance preparation you've already done.
Explaining why you want to study this topic and including a few sentences on where you see yourself after graduation is good.
The best way to alleviate the stress is to prepare thoughtfully and practice presenting yourself, so you're on the right track.
No, you should not reward yourself with these all at once.
Think of yourself as already a colleague of this group and of yourself as the world's authority on the ideas in your dissertation.
It is important to conduct yourself professionally in all work-related communications.
So if you have one you can call yourself doctor which means teacher.
When you walk into an interview, your goal is to convey an image of yourself as a colleague.
It is simply not possible to put the career part of yourself in one place and your life in another.
Use the rubric to grade your last seminar, awarding yourself between one and five points in each of the four categories.
In the midst of a hectic and crazed day, a few moments of taking care of yourself can be calming.
If so, that's likely to become apparent at some point during the interview, unless you will yourself to avoid it.
Learning something about yourself is the first step in figuring out what business to go into.
As you become a repeat guest, you may find yourself wanting the flexibility through a la carte planning.
Becoming a group travel organizer can be a rewarding experience with perks including free travel for yourself.
Check out this award-winning program online and then experience it for yourself.
Working on this kind of thing is a good way to trick yourself into thinking you're a historian.
So the only way to experience the phenomenon is to go somewhere where cheese is produced, or to make it yourself.
It is a means of self discovery in terms of you learning about yourself.
Throw in some veggies and you've got yourself a well-balanced meal in a few minutes.
Even if you were not saved by penicillin or some other antibiotic yourself, one of your ancestors likely was.
If snow is threatening, you may find yourself sharing a cable car with a farmer and his cows as they take the easy way down.
Make and package these exquisite chocolates yourself.
Even so, it's still possible to have the slopes to yourself.
Here's an easy plan for a do-it-yourself sushi party for six people.
When the summer throngs depart, you get this seaside arts town and its beaches all to yourself.
Plus, in the off-season, you've got the typically packed place to yourself.
Each of our recipes gives you the option to take it easy and use cooked crabs, or to take the plunge and cook them yourself.
And you'll have it to yourself in the fall, plus cooler temps.
When you tell them you grew the sorrel yourself, then they're really impressed.
Take a look before you start your fall planting, and you may spare yourself some grief.
One way to be certain that beneficial insects inhabit your garden is to introduce them yourself.
Fooling yourself into feeling better about life is easy to deride.
For me, studio is a trap to overproduce and repeat yourself.
Sometimes it is wiser to buy something than to make it yourself.
Keep records of your energy use, conduct do-it-yourself audits and develop plans for increasing energy-efficiency.
Read our latest news stories and learn how tsunamis are generated, where they can strike, and what you can do to protect yourself.
Ski right up to a chairlift with no lineup, then find a run all to yourself for the ski back down.
See for yourself with these online-only photos and photo tips.
Feel free to disagree, but not before venturing into canyon country yourself.
It's about discovering that there's more to the world-and yourself-than you knew.
Of all of the do-it-by-yourself products, only the special sheet completely and immediately stops bed bug bites.
Sometimes the best way to behave better when you are weak is to impose martial law upon yourself when you feel strong.
Picture yourself watching a one-minute video of two teams of three players each.
Observe before you project yourself on a parabolic trajectory.
When you look in the mirror, you know you are seeing yourself.
Surely an alligator must be the source of these calls, you say to yourself.
Once you have worked yourself into a caffeine-deprived frenzy, reach out your hand and try and grasp your liquid gold.
If so, then you may find yourself considering those brain games advertised everywhere.
The do-it-yourself movement revives learning by doing.
He created fiction both out of what was happening and out of what you, yourself, were living.
To enjoy a thing exclusively is commonly to exclude yourself from the true enjoyment of it.
If you're thinking about what you're doing and watching yourself doing it, you're in trouble.
If the food in question is something you've grown yourself, objectivity is impossible.
The other is a writer who's telling you things that you do know but that you've never quite formulated for yourself.
It's bad enough to see yourself as the world is seeing you now.
It's simply a callow pretense to declare yourself too high-minded ever to judge or make comparisons.
The more educated you are about your illness, the more aware you are of your body, the more opportunity you have to help yourself.
If you're reviewing, you have to stay on top of what's coming out and what's going on, and put yourself into that discourse.
If you see the same people, you're going to feel more comfortable introducing yourself and striking up a conversation.
It fills you with a helpless rage: because, once there, you can only make things worse for yourself by speaking up.
And it's such fun giving yourself the beauty mask treatment.
You're not faced with yourself, you're moving constantly away from yourself.
Before reading beyond this point, please have yourself bonded.
It's strange to align yourself with something you never wanted in the first place.
Eventually, you may find yourself wandering the dark halls of the hotel, looking for another way up.
It was one of those times when you really notice the difference between speaking and expressing yourself.
That's exactly when you'll need to remind yourself of what's really at stake.
Sun-drenched living room, sun-scorched master suite, and sun-ravaged kitchen will have you checking yourself for moles.
When you retired, you turned back into yourself and tried to settle into not thinking about the way others thought.
To boost profits, you must cultivate the angels and protect yourself against the demons.
In politics you've got to open yourself to a lot of different people.
Laughter is a type of medicine, so try to laugh at yourself.
Hire yourself out to one of the many companies whose own computers need your human brain to complete their duties.
Therefore, the path you find yourself on has less to do with choice than with the way a particular electron is spinning.
Put yourself in her busy life, working and taking care of her family.
The notion that you have to move yourself into some kind of island universe to create something new is bizarre.
But now the rise of open-source hardware is paving the way for a return of build-it-yourself electronics.
If someone attacks you you are allowed to defend yourself and your property.
Imagine a periscope that lets you look forward, backward, and all around yourself-without moving.
We even have do-it-yourself car washes for those big trucks that taxi cattle wherever it is they need to go.
Limit yourself to makers known to offer good service in your area.
And then you try, because you really can't help yourself.
There's something of a disconnect when you look around and find yourself sitting in a great barn of a room.
Go out and get yourself a decent can of puréed tomatoes, a chunk of dried sausage.
Balancing yourself on the edge of a couch is not restful.
If you were hungry, you had to make yourself something.
Food and drink gifts are dressed up with flowers-but go see for yourself.
Improvisation relies on your ability to trust yourself, to know what you want to eat and how you want it cooked.
Do yourself proud with a corn and crab meat chowder now that corn's ripe.
And as if they weren't enough of an imposition on yourself, those around you also tend to die from them.
Actually, look back at those free-spending days and ask yourself if you were any happier then than you are right now.
At home, you stop for no filigrees but dig yourself deep into your hill of clams and come snorting out on the other side.
If you or a member of your family suffer from food allergies, you must protect yourself at all times.
Brace yourself for the time of your life, for discovering uncharted territory.
Imagine yourself reaching for fruit from the highest branches.
Don't forget to take care of yourself and those seeds.
Aim for balance, and treat yourself with a new outfit.
Surround yourself with beauty today, and go along with a tantalizing invitation.
Consider an investment in education this year, for yourself or someone close.
Physical exercise allows for some quiet moments to yourself.
Allow yourself the autonomy to take risks and experiment.
There will be do-it-yourself kits for gardeners who will use genetic engineering to breed new varieties of roses and orchids.
But they are morally difficult only if you allow yourself some human connection to the other side.
The book is saying that the best way to avoid being deceived by magic tricks is to learn to do the tricks yourself.
The film is a different animal from the novel, a statement you've made yourself several times about your own adaptations.
You've got to remove yourself from that horror or you would never be able to do the job.
Traditional values involve valuing life, valuing others, not doing unto others what you don't want done to yourself.
In no time you've elevated yourself to the position of a leading conductor or even composer.
To find one name, chances are you will see the others close by, and you will see yourself reflected through them.
Now it is not an easy thing to defend yourself against amateur psychiatrists.
The point is not to create an insoluble puzzle but to make you, the reader, do a little work in order to orient yourself.
As perhaps you forget to tell yourself when you wake up in the morning, you are the phoenix.
In less than twenty-four hours, you have launched yourself on a new profession.
Make sure not to surround yourself with people whose only interest is what you can do for them.
Yes, your enemy may be ready-but don't fall into that trap yourself.
It takes less than a minute to protect yourself from the sun and keep skin looking great with these products.
To help keep the eye area decongested and clear, try doing manual lymphatic drainage on yourself.
Instead, reward yourself for sticking to your limits and focus on the benefits of changing.
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If you find yourself worrying about this country's educational system, this blog will send you over the edge.
So you find yourself being pushed into producing a more expensive package.