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Definitions of Oneself

  1. A reflexive form of the indefinite pronoun one. Commonly writen as two words, one's self.

Usage examples for Oneself

  1. It is merely the desire to have for oneself some personal, intimate religious life. – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  2. But after all isn't oneself worth while, whatever the cost? – Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man by Marie Conway Oemler
  3. If one cannot catch fish oneself, surely the next best thing is to see other people catch them. – Angling Sketches by Andrew Lang
  4. Ah, said Evelyn, one would like to trust oneself! – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  5. Does the difficulty of making oneself heard provoke confidential utterance? – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  6. Better to perish than to hate and fear; and twice better to perish than to make oneself hated and feared." – The Healing of Nations and the Hidden Sources of Their Strife by Edward Carpenter
  7. You do seem like a relation; as if you had always been here, indeed; but I must not talk too much about myself- I do chatter very freely to Cousin Anne; but I don't think it is good for one to talk about oneself, do you? – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  8. And she added, since it seemed necessary to make oneself very plain to these people: " I think that will be all, thank you." – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  9. It seeks to find in oneself the faults it notices in others, and perhaps greater ones, and tries to correct them. – Fraternal Charity by Rev. Father Valuy
  10. Perhaps these people thought that the only way to find truth in the well was to drown oneself. – Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton
  11. She doesn't see that everybody must live his own life, that it's a duty one owes to oneself to realise one's own individuality. – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  12. It is so easy to do without oneself when one's mind is set on some purpose, but one has no right to expect others to do without, too- the whole thing would be no good if the others had to; she knew that. – The Good Comrade by Una L. Silberrad
  13. Whenever a door is opened one must run, jump, twist oneself into half circles and cry out. – Barks and Purrs by Colette Willy, aka Colette Translated by Maire Kelly
  14. Then it became impossible to hear oneself. – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  15. Nothing to bother oneself about in that. – A Frontier Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  16. I suppose it is easy to think oneself sincere; it is certainly difficult to be that same. – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy
  17. I suppose it is always difficult not to take oneself seriously. – The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens
  18. He was listening to Duthil, who told him that there was a sort of box in a corner of the Chamber of Horrors, in which one could in some measure conceal oneself. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
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