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Plural of one's own self. Used to emphasize 'we' or 'us'.

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Usage examples (33)
  • The only way we were going to get a clubhouse we liked was to build it ourselves.
  • I don't know, but just about anything is better than what we label ourselves now.
  • "I think the term ourselves refers principally to ordained ministers and their wives," Abner judged.
  • Permission to believe in ourselves is the ability to accept our limitations and move on despite them (or around them).
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