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Meaning of HIMSELF

Pronunciation:  him'self

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Him*self"\, Himselve \Him*selve"\, Himselven
    
 

 

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