Usage examples for ourself

  1. And such creatures are we all that unwonted health in ourself is even a stronger power for happiness than is the sickness of another for depression. – The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2) by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
  2. The first proofs of the power of this New Life in us is the victory over all the lower passions, victory over the animal " that once was ourself"! – The Romance of the Soul by Lilian Staveley
  3. We ourself- we, the Vicar of the Pope- will see to this. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  4. Neither of us, however, confined ourself to this village life. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  5. But for that your grieved and wounded mind hath more need of comfort than reproof, who, we are persuaded, though the act of contempt can no ways be excused, had no other meaning and intent than to advance our service, we think meet to forbear to dwell upon a matter wherein we ourselves do find so little comfort, assuring you that whosoever professeth to love you best taketh not more comfort of your well doing, or discomfort of your evil doing than ourself. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  6. In the old trite saying that love is a projection of self- an egoisme a deux- lies a profound meaning known only to philosopher and poet; for it is ourself in truth that we love in that other. – The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac
  7. We use to act as from habits within, without any subordination to the Lord’ s grace without us, but we find that our sufficiency is not of ourself. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  8. These persons, thirty- eight in number, with the chaplain of your Eminence, who shall act as notary, and my own who shall assist him, and Ourself- forty- one all told- these persons are to present themselves here at our palace of Nazareth not later than the Eve of Pentecost. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  9. Seeing it, he will welcome you as he would ourself. – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  10. Why, 'tis a loving and a fair reply; Be as ourself in Denmark. – Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  11. Rather ourself shall be your encounter. – Cynthia's Revels by Ben Jonson
  12. Yet that is a duty which you must not in cowardly sort draw back from: rather must you brace ourself to give good heed to your own self; and as to public affairs, if by any manner of means they may be improved through you, do not neglect them. – The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates by Xenophon
  13. We could never have imagined, had we not seen it fall out in experience, that a man raised up by ourself, and extraordinarily favoured by us above any other subject of this land, would have, in so contemptible a sort, broken our commandment, in a cause that so greatly toucheth us in honour; whereof, although you have showed yourself to make but little account, in most undutiful a sort, you may not therefore think that we have so little care of the reparation thereof as we mind to pass so great a wrong in silence unredressed. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  14. Well, we think that Jane knew they were prigs, but nevertheless had, like ourself, a warm affection for Fanny. – The So-called Human Race by Bert Leston Taylor
  15. Our indian friend, his brother, a white friend, our photographer, our Mexican boy and ourself, made up the party, and we were followed by three mozos on foot carrying supplies of food. – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr
  16. Whereas, she said, we have been given to understand that the Earl of Leicester hath in a very contemptuous sort- contrary to our express commandment given unto him by ourself, accepted of an offer of a more absolute government made by the States unto him, than was agreed on between us and their commissioners- which kind of contemptible manner of proceeding giveth the world just cause to think that there is not that reverent respect carried towards us by our subjects as in duty appertaineth; especially seeing so notorious a contempt committed by one whom we have raised up and yielded in the eye of the world, even from the beginning of our reign, as great portion of our favour as ever subject enjoyed at any prince's hands; we therefore, holding nothing dearer than our honour, and considering that no one thing could more touch our reputation than to induce so open and public a faction of a prince, and work a greater reproach than contempt at a subject's hand, without reparation of our honour, have found it necessary to send you unto him, as well to charge him with the said contempt, as also to execute such other things as we think meet to be done, for the justifying of ourselves to the world, as the repairing of the indignity cast upon us by his undutiful manner of proceeding towards us. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  17. We were like that ourself, when a boy. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  18. With the Mishimi we turn the corner, and find ourself on the northern or Tibetan frontier. – The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies by Robert Gordon Latham