- (used to refer to a generic or unspecified person previously mentioned, about to be mentioned, or present in the immediate context): No one who ignores the law can call themselves a good citizen.
- (used to refer to a specific or known person previously mentioned, about to be mentioned, or present in the immediate context): I want to help my friend who is harming themselves.
- (used to refer to a nonbinary or gender-nonconforming person previously mentioned, about to be mentioned, or present in the immediate context): Ash introduced themselves to the job recruiter.
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Sadly, it appears the American press often doesn't need any outside help when it comes to censoring themselves.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Parents are talking about it, schools are talking about it, even kids themselves are talking about it.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As for the federal authorities, they have made themselves available but the clergy have not requested special protection.
This mania for correction shows itself too in relation to the authorities themselves.Children's Ways|James Sully
All our intelligent students will insist upon learning what they can of these discussions and forming opinions for themselves.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Her eyes, for a moment, fixed themselves with a horrid conviction of a wide and nameless treachery.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
His lordship retired shortly to his study, Hetton and Mr. Haggard betook themselves to the billiard-room.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for themselves
- the reflexive form of they or them
- (intensifier)the team themselves voted on it