Hypertext Webster Gateway: "himself"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Himself \Him*self"\, Himselve \Him*selve"\, Himselven
\Him*selv"en\ (?), pron. pl.
Themselves. See {Hemself}. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Himself \Him*self"\, pron.
1. An emphasized form of the third person masculine pronoun;
-- used as a subject usually with he; as, he himself will
bear the blame; used alone in the predicate, either in the
nominative or objective case; as, it is himself who saved

But he himself returned from the quarries. --Judges
iii. 19.

David hid himself in the field. --1 Sam. xx.

The Lord himself shall give you a sign. --Is. vii.

Who gave himself for us, that he might . . . purify
unto himself a peculiar people. --Titus ii.

With shame remembers, while himself was one Of the
same herd, himself the same had done. --Denham.

Note: Himself was formerly used instead of itself. See Note
under {Him}.

It comprehendeth in himself all good. --Chaucer.

2. One's true or real character; one's natural temper and
disposition; the state of being in one's right or sane
mind (after unconsciousness, passion, delirium, or
abasement); as, the man has come to himself.

{By himself}, alone; unaccompanied; apart; sequestered; as,
he sits or studies by himself.

{To leave one to himself}, to withdraw from him; to let him
take his own course.

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