Definition for selves (2 of 2)
noun, plural selves.
- 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)
Origin of self
Examples from the Web for selves
We all have backstage selves and selves that we cultivate and present to the outside world.
The newest issue of Elle Collections asks supermodels what advice they would give to their 17-year-old selves.Kimye Child May Wear Leather Pants, Nicholas Kirkwood Wins BFC Fund|The Fashion Beast Team|January 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
While under the guise of “rocker” Chris Gaines, Brooks stubbornly refused to acknowledge any connection between his two selves.Lana Del Rey, Sinead O’Connor & More Worst 'SNL' Performances (Videos)|Melissa Leon|January 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The tender, painful, and sometimes very funny sex scenes give touching insight into the selves we seek to escape, but never can.
Letting people be their Facebook selves on a Web site makes some intuitive sense.
To know him alone as the Self of all selves, is the goal rather of meditation than of prayer.Comparative Religion|J. Estlin Carpenter
Yoga Rama then made a long speech about happiness depending on our own selves and our being what we willed ourselves to be.Telepathy|W. W. Baggally
Of the future, of the actual present, save of their two selves, they scarcely spoke.The Avenger|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Remorse is a game that takes two selves to play at it—a criminal and a conscientious person!When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
Then we eat for Supper what we left at Dinner, and made the best shift we could to repose our selves for Sleep.The Travels and Adventures of James Massey|Simon Tyssot de Patot
British Dictionary definitions for selves (1 of 2)
- the plural of self
- (in combination)ourselves; yourselves; themselves