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yourself

[yoo r-self, yawr-, yohr-, yer-] /yʊərˈsɛlf, yɔr-, yoʊr-, yər-/
pronoun, plural yourselves
[yoo r-selvz, yawr-, yohr-, yer-] /yʊərˈsɛlvz, yɔr-, yoʊr-, yər-/ (Show IPA)
1.
(an emphatic appositive of you or ye1. ):
a letter you yourself wrote.
2.
a reflexive form of you (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.
3.
Informal. (used in place of you, 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.
4.
(used in absolute constructions):
Yourself having so little money, how could they expect you to help?
5.
your normal or customary self:
You'll soon be yourself again.
6.
(used in place of you after as, than, or but):
scholars as famous as yourselves; a girl no older than yourself.
7.
oneself:
The surest way is to do it yourself.
Origin of yourself
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; see your, self
Usage note
See myself.
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  • Then he said to them, "But you yourselves, who do you say that I am?"

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • You, some of you Anglo-Saxons yourselves, destined to be obliterated as I shall be, are fighting me.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • Money is a good thing, and you ought to want to earn it, as a means of improving the condition of yourselves and families.

    The Freedmen's Book Lydia Maria Child
  • His word to us all is, 'Ye are not straitened in Me, ye are straitened in yourselves.'

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • You have lived here wrapped up in yourselves and your dinky little town so long that mental asphyxiation is threatening you all.

    The Chalice Of Courage Cyrus Townsend Brady
British Dictionary definitions for yourselves

yourself

/jɔːˈsɛlf; jʊə-/
pronoun (pl) -selves
1.
  1. the reflexive form of you
  2. (intensifier): you yourself control your destiny
2.
(preceded by a copula) your normal or usual self: you're not yourself these days
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for yourselves

yourself

by early 14c., from your + self. Plural yourselves first recorded 1520s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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