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English definition of “ourselves”

ourselves

pronoun [pl]    /ɑʊərˈselvz, ɑr-/
the person speaking and one or more others; the reflexive form of we: We promised ourselves a long vacation this year. It’s a big garden, but we do the gardening by ourselves (= without help). Everyone else is busy, so we’ll have to go all by ourselves (= without other people). We had the swimming pool all to ourselves (= we did not have to share it).
(Definition of ourselves pronoun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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