noun, plural selves [selvz]. /sɛlvz/.
- the ego; that which knows, remembers, desires, suffers, etc., as contrasted with that known, remembered, etc.
- the uniting principle, as a soul, underlying all subjective experience.
pronoun, plural selves.
verb (used with or without object)
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Example sentences from the Web for self
The selfs or solid colors must have every hair of the same color.The Raising and Care of Guinea Pigs|A. C. Smith
The preceding adhikarana had shown that the five Selfs (consisting of food, mind, and so on), which the Taitt.
I was heavy in spirit, my conscience accused me of a wrong to one of the “selfs” in me,—for we have several selfs, I think.Unveiling a Parallel|Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant
For Kapila, by acknowledging a plurality of Selfs, does not admit the doctrine of there being one universal Self.
While, in the case of the Selfs consisting of food and so on, a further inner Self is duly mentioned each time.