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himself


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Himself  \Him*self"\,  Himselve  \Him*selve"\,  Himselven 
  \Him*selv"en\  (?),  pron.  pl 
  Themselves.  See  {Hemself}.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Himself  \Him*self"\,  pron. 
  1.  An  emphasized  form  of  the  third  person  masculine  pronoun; 
  --  used  as  a  subject  usually  with  he  as  he  himself  will 
  bear  the  blame;  used  alone  in  the  predicate,  either  in  the 
  nominative  or  objective  case;  as  it  is  himself  who  saved 
  himself. 
 
  But  he  himself  returned  from  the  quarries.  --Judges 
  iii.  19. 
 
  David  hid  himself  in  the  field.  --1  Sam.  xx 
  24. 
 
  The  Lord  himself  shall  give  you  a  sign.  --Is.  vii. 
  14. 
 
  Who  gave  himself  for  us  that  he  might  .  .  .  purify 
  unto  himself  a  peculiar  people.  --Titus  ii 
  14. 
 
  With  shame  remembers,  while  himself  was  one  Of  the 
  same  herd,  himself  the  same  had  done  --Denham. 
 
  Note:  Himself  was  formerly  used  instead  of  itself  See  Note 
  under  {Him}. 
 
  It  comprehendeth  in  himself  all  good.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  One's  true  or  real  character;  one's  natural  temper  and 
  disposition;  the  state  of  being  in  one's  right  or  sane 
  mind  (after  unconsciousness,  passion,  delirium,  or 
  abasement);  as  the  man  has  come  to  himself. 
 
  {By  himself},  alone;  unaccompanied;  apart;  sequestered;  as 
  he  sits  or  studies  by  himself. 
 
  {To  leave  one  to  himself},  to  withdraw  from  him  to  let  him 
  take  his  own  course.