|Ourselves (Our*selves") (?), pron.; sing. Ourself (¿). An emphasized form of the pronoun of the first person plural; -- used as a subject, usually with we; also, alone in the predicate, in the nominative or the objective case. "We ourselves might distinctly number in words a great deal further then we usually do." Locke. "Safe in ourselves, while on ourselves we stand." Dryden.
^ The form ourself is usec only in the regal or formal style after we or us, denoting a single person. "Unless we would denude ourself of all force." Clarendon.
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