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himself meaning

EN[hɪmˈsɛlf] [ɪ̈msɛlf] [-ɛlf]
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EN Himself

    Definition of himself in English Dictionary

  • PronounSUF-self
    1. (reflexive) Him; the male object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject.
      1. He injured himself. ‎
    2. (emphatic) He; used as an intensifier, often to emphasize that the referent is the exclusive participant in the predicate.
      1. He was injured himself. ‎
    3. (now archaic or nonstandard) The subject or non-reflexive object of a predicate; "he himself".
      1. Alternative spelling of Himself.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant.
          • There were plentyof dirty-handed men in the world to do dirty business; and Will protested to himself that his share in bringing Mr.Brooke through would be quite innocent.
          • Anyone declaring himself Emperor of San Francisco probably had bats in his belfry.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Himself he close upgathered more and more - Edmund Spenser
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • My brother always gets around cleaning his room himself.
          • I know he suffered from depression, but surely he wouldn't go so far as to kill himself?
          • For the good and the wicked are ever at variance with each other, and also sometimes the wicked are at variance with each other, and moreover a wicked man is sometimes at variance with himself.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Pronouns
          • Third person pronouns
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        Meaning of himself for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "himself" is a pronoun, more specifically, a third person pronoun.
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