oneself, one's self

These expressions may be spelled and pronounced as oneself or one's self (wuhn-SELF, wunz-SELF). Oneself is generally preferred because it is shorter and easier to spell and pronounce: "On this firing range, it is easy to hurt oneself." "It's impossible to become a great tennis player by oneself'' "In dangerous situations it is hard to be oneself." See also him and myself.

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  • one's self — pronoun see oneself …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • oneself — [wun΄self′, wunz΄self′] pron. a person s own self: also one s self be oneself 1. to function physically and mentally as one normally does 2. to be natural or sincere by oneself alone; unaccompanied; withdrawn come to oneself 1 …   English World dictionary

  • oneself — one•self or one s self [[t]wʌnˈsɛlf, wʌnz [/t]] pron. a person s self (used as a reflexive or emphatic form of one): One should be able to laugh at oneself[/ex] • be oneself by oneself Etymology: 1540–50 …   From formal English to slang

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