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We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
Ray Bradbury

Meaning of "ourselves" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OURSELVES

ourselves  [aʊəˈsɛlvz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OURSELVES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ourselves is a pronoun.
The pronoun is a word that replaces other terms that designate people or things at any given moment.

WHAT DOES OURSELVES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of ourselves in the English dictionary

The first definition of ourselves in the dictionary is the reflexive form of we or us. Other definition of ourselves is our usual selves. Ourselves is also used instead of we or us in compound noun phrases.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OURSELVES


elves
ɛlvz
selves
sɛlvz
shelves
ʃɛlvz
themselves
ðəmˈsɛlvz
wolves
wʊlvz
yourselves
ˈjɔːsɛlvz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OURSELVES

our
Our Father
our feathered friends
our kid
Our Lady
Our Lord
ourali
Ourense
ouroboros
ours
ourself
Ouse
ousel
oust
ouster
oustiti
out
out and about
out and away
out at elbow

WORDS THAT END LIKE OURSELVES

aardwolves
by halves
by yourselves
calves
go halves
halves
Ilves
mooncalves
pelves
strandwolves
throw to the wolves
werewolves

Synonyms and antonyms of ourselves in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ourselves» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OURSELVES

Find out the translation of ourselves to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ourselves from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ourselves» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

我们自己
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nos
570 millions of speakers

English

ourselves
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खुद को
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أنْفُسُنَا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

себя
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nós mesmos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিজেদেরকে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

nous-mêmes
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Diri kita sendiri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

uns
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

私たち自身
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우리 자신
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Awak dhewe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bản thân chúng tôi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நம்மை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वतः
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kendimizi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

noi stessi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

siebie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

себе
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înșine
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εμείς οι ίδιοι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onsself
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oss själva
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oss (selv)
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ourselves

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OURSELVES»

The term «ourselves» is very widely used and occupies the 2.821 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OURSELVES» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ourselves» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ourselves» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ourselves

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10 QUOTES WITH «OURSELVES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ourselves.
1
Bashar al-Assad
When our interests matched, the Americans have been good to us, and when the interests differed, they wanted us to mold ourselves to them, which we refused.
2
Matthew Tobin Anderson
I feel like it's important every once in a while to estrange ourselves from the familiar to remind ourselves of the potentialities of people, how many different ways there are of being.
3
Colin Angle
Hollywood likes to imagine robots as mechanical copies of ourselves - which is a terrible idea.
4
Benigno Aquino III
The Philippines is for the Philippines. We can defend ourselves.
5
John Blair
We can't fool ourselves that they will ever be enough to overthrow Capitalism. If we're serious about that we need to organise ourselves in our workplaces and communities, making the links with other workers internationally.
6
Edward Bond
It seems to me that we are profoundly ignorant of ourselves.
7
Tara Brach
Feeling compassion for ourselves in no way releases us from responsibility for our actions. Rather, it releases us from the self-hatred that prevents us from responding to our life with clarity and balance.
8
Ray Bradbury
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
9
David D. Burns
That's one of the peculiar things about bad moods - we often fool ourselves and create misery by telling ourselves things that simply are not true.
10
Stephen Cambone
We've complemented that with a second office to think about how we need to prepare ourselves for that period 10 or 15 or 20 years from now, by way of investment in our technology, our organization and our people.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OURSELVES»

Discover the use of ourselves in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ourselves and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel
“A gripping, bighearted book.” —Khaled Hosseini Winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award One of the New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of 2013 and named by The Christian Science Monitor as one of the top 15 works of fiction ...
Karen Joy Fowler, 2013
2
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of ...
Amusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic look at what happens when politics, journalism, education, and even religion become subject to the demands of entertainment.
Neil Postman, 2005
3
Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves
[This title] operates on the radical premise that neither child nor parent must dominate. -- Review.
Naomi Aldort, Phd Aldort, 2006
4
Repeating Ourselves: American Minimal Music as Cultural Practice
Abandoning the ingrained formalism of minimalist aesthetics, "Repeating Ourselves "considers the cultural significance of American repetitive music exemplified by composers such as Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass.
Robert Fink, 2005
5
Our Vampires, Ourselves
'What vampires are in any given generation,' she writes, 'is a part of what I am and what my times have become. This book is a history of Anglo-American culture through its mutating vampires.'.
Nina Auerbach, 2012
6
Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious
Showing us an unconscious more powerful than Freud's, and even more pervasive in our daily life, Strangers to Ourselves marks a revolution in how we know ourselves.
Timothy D. WILSON, Timothy D Wilson, 2009
7
Strangers to Ourselves
This book is concerned with the notion of the "stranger" -the foreigner, outsider, or alien in a country and society not their own- as well as the notion of strangeness within the self -a person's deep sense of being, as distinct from ...
Julia Kristeva, 1991
8
Our Bodies, Ourselves
This new edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves includes the latest vital information on: •Changes in the health care system—especially how health care reform affects women and how to get the care you need. • Safer sex—how to engage in ...
Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian, 2011
9
Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way ...
These are but a few of the important questions Small addresses, and the answers not only are surprising but may even change the way we raise our children.
Meredith Small, 2011
10
Re-creating Ourselves: African Women & Critical Transformations
A selection of writings in which the author has critically and creatively pondered issues of gender, politics, and social transformation for at least three decades
Molara Ogundipe-Leslie, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OURSELVES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ourselves is used in the context of the following news items.
1
'We fancy ourselves against anyone' - Coleman pleased with World …
We fancy ourselves against anyone. You look at other groups - it could have been easier or tougher. There's a lot of football to go in the Euro ... «Goal.com, Jul 15»
2
Geeks are the new overlords. Great. Now can we get over ourselves?
There was a time when liking video games was seen as some sort of abnormality. Once, knowing one's way around a console controller was ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
3
'We haven't done ourselves justice' – Ireland dumped out of their …
IRELAND'S RUN OF below-par performances continued this afternoon as they were beaten by Netherlands in the ICC World Twenty20 ... «The42, Jul 15»
4
Kasich: We can't 'exhaust ourselves' trying too much
When tackling the nation's problems, there's a risk of taking on too much, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich told Iowans Friday. «DesMoinesRegister.com, Jul 15»
5
Healing Ourselves, Healing Our World
We can never offer to our children what we do not have within ourselves. With the arrival of my grand daughter, my inner work towards restoring ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
6
Big data: The information within ourselves
There are several types of data that are growing to become what is called “big data.” These include geological and metrological data, professional video data, ... «Tech Page One, Jul 15»
7
We May Have Already Committed Ourselves to 6-Meter Sea-Level …
“Even if we meet that 2°C target, in the past with those types of temperatures, we may be committing ourselves to this level of sea level rise in ... «CounterPunch, Jul 15»
8
We try Japan's top-ranked hotel breakfast for ourselves, find out if it's …
So we had to find out for ourselves if this particular buffet is worthy of its number-one status. The hotel is about a 15-minute walk from Kobe ... «RocketNews24, Jul 15»
9
We aren't August Wilson -- we can only be ourselves
I question the title of the upcoming photography exhibit “I AM AUGUST” planned as part of the revitalization effort for the August Wilson Center ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 15»
10
Why Are Progressive Christians AND Right Wing American …
Why Are Progressive Christians AND Right Wing American Fundamentalists Lying to Ourselves About the Islamic Destruction of Christianity in ... «Patheos, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Ourselves [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ourselves>. Jan 2021 ».
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