Pronunciation: (wun-self', wunz-), [key]
1. a person's self (used for emphasis or reflexively): One often hurts oneself accidentally.
2. be oneself,
a. to be in one's normal state of mind or physical condition.
b. to be unaffected and sincere: One makes more friends by being oneself than by putting on airs.
3. by oneself,
a. without a companion; alone.
b. through one's own efforts; unaided: to become a millionaire by oneself.
4. come to oneself,
a. Also,come regain consciousness.
b. to regain one's self-possession; come to one's senses. Also,one's' self'.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.



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