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himself /hɪmˈsɛlf/ pronoun
himself
/hɪmˈsɛlf/
pronoun
Learner's definition of HIMSELF
: that same man, boy, or male animal:
used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to a man, boy, or male animal that has already been mentioned
used for emphasis to refer again to a man, boy, or male animal that has already been mentioned
: that same person used to indicate either a male or female object of a verb or preposition
◊ This use of himself was common in the past but is now often avoided because it is considered sexist.
: his normal or healthy self

by himself

: without any help from other people
: with nobody else : alone

every man for himself

see 1man
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