Yourself Your*self", pron.; pl. {Yourselves}. [Your + self.] An emphasized or reflexive form of the pronoun of the second person; -- used as a subject commonly with you; as, you yourself shall see it; also, alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case; as, you have injured yourself. [1913 Webster]

Of which right now ye han yourselve heard. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

If yourselves are old, make it your cause. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Why should you be so cruel to yourself ? --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The religious movement which you yourself, as well as I, so faithfully followed from first to last. --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster]

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  • yourselves — your·selves (yo͝or sĕlvzʹ, yôr , yōr , yər ) pron. 1. Those ones identical with you. a. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition: Help yourselves. Have yourselves a good time. You should all… …   Universalium

  • yourselves — yourself, yourselves Yourself (singular) and yourselves (plural) have two primary roles, (1) as reflexives (Are you talking about yourself? / Help yourselves to biscuits), and (2) as emphatic words in apposition to the pronoun you (You yourself… …   Modern English usage

  • yourselves — pronoun plural Date: 1523 1. those identical ones that are you used reflexively < get yourselves a treat >, for emphasis, or in absolute constructions 2. your normal, healthy, or sane condition or selves < you will feel more like yourselves after …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yourselves — pronoun you (used as the object of a verb or preposition, referring to the people being spoken to, previously mentioned). You shouldnt blame yourselves …   Wiktionary

  • yourselves — See yourself, yourselves …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • yourselves — pron. your own persons; by your own persons; to your own persons; from your own persons your self || jÉ™(r) self n. your own person; by your own person; to your own person; from your own person …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • yourself - yourselves — When you is the subject of a verb and refers to one person, you use yourself as the object of the verb or of a preposition in the clause to refer to the same person. Are you feeding yourself properly? You might be making a fool of yourself. When… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pay Attention to Yourselves and to All the Flock — Infobox Book name = Pay Attention to Yourselves and to All the Flock title orig = translator = image caption = illustrator = cover artist = country = language = series = subject = Leadership procedure of Jehovah s Witnesses genre = Religious… …   Wikipedia

  • by yourselves — 1 : without any help I can t believe you fixed the car by yourselves. 2 : with nobody else You boys aren t old enough to go to the mall by yourselves. • • • Main Entry: ↑yourselves …   Useful english dictionary

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