- one's own person, individuality, etc., considered as private and apart from others: It is for ourself that we should strive for greater knowledge.
- (a form corresponding to ourselves, used of a single person, especially in the regal or formal style, as we for I): We have taken unto ourself such powers as may be necessary.
Origin of ourself
Examples from the Web for ourself
Historical Examples of ourself
So that all we can do is to define the cyclist in terms of ourself.Fantasia of the Unconscious
D. H. Lawrence
For in the act of articulating to ourself the definite thought "I am I" we are using our will.The Complex Vision
John Cowper Powys
And, as the said letters did not come to ourself, we make you no answer.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times
Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
This conversion arises from the relation of objects to ourself.A Treatise of Human Nature
Some light or shade of life projects before us the outline of ourself.Modern Skepticism
C. J. Ellicott
- archaic a variant of myself, formerly used by monarchs or editors in formal contexts