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your•self



Pronunciation: (yoor-self', yôr-, yōr-, yur-), [key]
pron.,
pl. -selvesPronunciation: (-selvz'). [key]

1. (an emphatic appositive of you or ye ): a letter you yourself wrote.
2. a reflexive form of you (used as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition): Don't blame yourself. Did you ever ask yourself “why”? You can think for yourself.
3. Informal.(used in place of you, esp. in compound subjects, objects, and complements): Ted and yourself have been elected. We saw your sister and yourself at the game. People like yourselves always feel like that.
4. (used in absolute constructions): Yourself having so little money, how could they expect you to help?
5. your normal or customary self: You'll soon be yourself again.
6. (used in place of you after as, than, or but): scholars as famous as yourselves; a girl no older than yourself.
7. oneself: The surest way is to do it yourself.

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

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