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themselves

pronoun uk   /ðəmˈselvz/ us  
A2 used when the subject of the verb is "they" or a group of people, and the object is the same group of people: They asked themselves where they had gone wrong. Did the children enjoy themselves at the party? used for emphasis when the subject is "they": They themselves had no knowledge of what was happening.(all) by themselves alone or without help from anyone else: Small children should not be left by themselves. They collected the evidence all by themselves .(all) to themselves for their use only: They had the whole campsite to themselves.
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