Idioms about oneself
- to be in one's normal state of mind or physical condition.
- to be unaffected and sincere: One makes more friends by being oneself than by putting on airs.
- without a companion; alone.
- through one's own efforts; unaided: to become a millionaire by oneself.
- Also come to. to regain consciousness.
- to regain one's self-possession; come to one's senses.
Origin of oneself
Words nearby oneself
How to use oneself in a sentence
The speaker conjures up centuries of collective sagacity, aligning oneself with an eternal, inarguable good.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps there is something too painful about throwing oneself too deep into what went wrong.Janis Joplin’s Kozmic Blues|William O’Connor|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When one plays life that way, one in a way awakes creative vital energies in oneself that otherwise are not available.Joseph Campbell on the Roots of Halloween|Joseph Campbell|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How many details are needed, after all, before one can say to oneself, “This is what I have lost?”Those Kansas City Blues: A Family History|Katie Baker|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And so the reaction seems to be to corral oneself off from disagreement.Pew Study: Americans Are Self-Segregating Amid Proliferating Partisan Media|John Avlon|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The habit of refreshing oneself with a pipe on some elevated spot which commands a fine view, is common to both sexes.
To suddenly discover oneself proficient where failure had been feared increases self esteem and adds to the sum of happiness.
It is good, I believe, to be respectable, but much nobler to respect oneself and utter the voice of God.The Pocket R.L.S.|Robert Louis Stevenson
There is no greater folly than in making oneself disagreeable without any probability of reformation.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
Whether one does this or that, one finds oneself in pretty much the same position at the end.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
British Dictionary definitions for oneself
- the reflexive form of one (def. 20), one (def. 21)
- (intensifier)one doesn't do that oneself
Other Idioms and Phrases with oneself
see avail (oneself) of; be oneself; beside oneself; burn (oneself) out; by oneself; cover one's ass (oneself); crank (oneself) up; do oneself in; excuse me (oneself); exert oneself; explain oneself; express oneself; fall all over (oneself); feel like oneself; find oneself; flatter oneself; fling oneself at; forget oneself; full of oneself; get a grip on (oneself); give a good account of oneself; give of oneself; give (oneself) away; give oneself up; have oneself; hear oneself think; help oneself; keep to oneself; kick oneself; knock oneself out; law unto oneself; lay (oneself) open; leave (oneself) open; let (oneself) go; live with (oneself); lose oneself in; make a laughingstock of oneself; make a name for oneself; make an exhibition of oneself; make a nuisance of oneself; make a pig of oneself; make oneself at home; make oneself scarce; not oneself; paint oneself into a corner; plume oneself; pride oneself on; pull oneself together; pull oneself up; put oneself out; relieve oneself; repeat oneself; shift for oneself; shoot oneself in the foot; spread oneself too thin; suit oneself; sure of oneself; take it upon oneself; throw oneself at; tie oneself in knots; trouble one's head (oneself) about.