|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.
^ 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.
Himself (Him*self") (?), (Him*selve") (¿), (Him*selv"en) (¿), pron. pl.
Themselves. See Hemself. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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