• Dürer, by Himself
    Dürer, by Himself
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Himself 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 himself . "But he himself returned from the quarries.""David hid himself in the field.""The Lord himself shall give you a sign.""Who gave himself for us, that he might . . . purify unto himself a peculiar people.""With shame remembers, while himself was one
      Of the same herd, himself the same had done."
      "It comprehendeth in himself all good."
    • Himself 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 .
    • pron. pl Himself Themselves. See Hemself.
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

Portrait of Himself Portrait of Himself
Grethari tries in vain to free himself Grethari tries in vain to free himself
Jeff Sat up and Rubbed Himself 208 Jeff Sat up and Rubbed Himself 208
He lost himself in a lonely valley He lost himself in a lonely valley
Fancy Picture of Hanwellian Admirer of the Ibsenesque Drama thoroughly enjoying himself Fancy Picture of Hanwellian Admirer of the Ibsenesque Drama thoroughly enjoying himself

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1978, the World Water Speed record was made by Ken Warby from Australia. His average speed was 317.6 mph, and his jet-powered hydroplane was 27 feet long called "Spirit of Australia." Warby built the boat himself in his back yard
    • himself An emphatic or reflexive form of the third personal pronoun masculine, either nominative or objective. In the nominative it is always used, for emphasis, in apposition to he or to a noun, usually expressed, but sometimes only understood; in the objective it is used alone or in apposition to him or to a noun: as, he himself did it; it was himself (he himself) that did it; he did it for himself, or for the man himself; let him do it himself; he came to himself.
    • himself The neuter similarly used. Now itself.
    • himself The dative (objective) plural, similarly used. Now themselves.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Two days before Alexander Graham Bell married Mabel Hubbard in 1877, he gave her 99 percent of his company shares as a wedding gift. He kept a mere ten for himself.
    • pron Himself the emphatic and reflective form of he and him: the proper character of a person
    • ***


  • Harry Emerson Fosdick
    “A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    “Failure -- The man who can tell others what to do and how to do it, but never does it himself.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “For who is pleased with himself.”
  • Oliver Cromwell
    “What is all our histories, but God showing himself, shaking and trampling on everything that he has not planted.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?”
  • John Steinbeck
    “No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.”


Every ass likes to hear himself bray - This means that people like the sound of their own voice.
Every man for himself - If it's every man for himself, then people are trying to save themselves from a difficult situation without trying to help anyone else.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. him, dat. sing. masc. and neut. of he, it.


In literature:

The "cowhide" was constantly carried by himself, and his overseer.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
He had divorced himself from all that, cut himself adrift from it long ago.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Then he looked at the date to assure himself that it was the last will which he himself had drawn.
"Cousin Henry" by Anthony Trollope
He lifted himself up and worked his way through the hole and found himself on lumber and out of water.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
One does not see these types, he said to himself, in the cultivated monotony of Oxford or London.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He feared it of himself, was sure of it of himself, and hated himself because it was so.
"An Old Man's Love" by Anthony Trollope
He looked down at his comrades and smiled to himself.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He is completely taken up with himself; he is sufficient unto himself; and he gathers honey.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
He had identified himself with religious movements, had professed himself a believer in prayer.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Failure was all that his father had had to reproach himself with; but he had to accuse himself of dishonour as well.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Moggs himself, Moggs senior, came to Ralph, and made himself peculiarly disagreeable.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Even Von Bloom himself could with difficulty recognise the features of the country, and had to guide himself by the sun in the sky.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Reluctantly he set himself to prove to her that she was incorrect.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
But if he had hidden himself, where had he hidden himself?
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
It was himself he was not sure of; himself that he put to the test.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
George, when he found himself back in town, shut himself up in his chambers and went to work upon his manuscript.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Shakespeare made many dramas, then he saw himself making dramas, then he put into a drama himself making dramas.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
The latter had bundled himself to firm ground, however, and now stood stolidly expectant.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
She would do now without him, he told himself as he went back to his lodgings, and he need no longer put such a force on himself.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
He had sense enough, premonition enough in himself, to be aware of this and to measure himself accordingly.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

In poetry:

Praise thou with praise unending,
The Master of the Wine;
To all their portions sending
Himself he mingled thine:
"England" by Sir Henry Newbolt
Last night, when I was listenin’
Alone, to wind and rain,
He took the chair beside me,
Himself - come home again.
"Himself" by Alice Guerin Crist
That very morn the Landlord's power
Had seized the little left,
And now the sufferer found himself
Of every thing bereft.
"Jaspar" by Robert Southey
And people thought him wond'rous wise,
And he himself was vain
Of all the knowledge he had stor'd
Within his jaded brain.
"The Reading Man" by Thomas Frederick Young
He saw that man must be himself,
Or he will live in vain,
That nothing in this world can take
The place of his own brain.
"The Reading Man" by Thomas Frederick Young
I'll choose this moment and keep it,
He said to himself, for a vow,
To remember for ever and ever
As if it were always now.
"The Rain Was Ending, And Light" by Robert Laurence Binyon

In news:

A Plainsboro man who paid $300 to rid himself of " black magic " contacted police to report that he had been scammed, police said.
PLAINSBORO – A 22-year-old Plainsboro man who paid $300 to rid himself of " black magic " contacted police to report that he had been scammed because the service did not work, police said.
Kobe Bryant like to call himself "The Black Mamba ".
As a matter of fact, he introduced himself as the black mamba before the NBA all star game.
When he allowed himself to look over the schedule in the preseason, Northern Bedford coach Jeff Batzel thought he'd have a good team.
" By the end of the campaign, he managed to reposition himself in a way that people were talking about him as "post- black .
Cousins Philip Pack and Lucas Jones react to news of a homemade video created by gunman Cho Seung Hui, who shot 32 students before killing himself at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg , Va. Cho's footage was released Wednesday night.
Do you think Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood should recuse himself.
How a Rogue Turns Himself Into a Saint.
Bobby V can 'go and himself'.
The jolly man himself, Santa Claus, donated platelets Wednesday morning.
RadarOnline.com has learned that he spent some time in the Louis Vuitton store where he priced out a pair of $695.00 monogram leather street sneaker boots for himself.
The event was held at Sotheby's auction house and organized by rocker Pete Doherty, who is trying to reinvent himself as a bohemian artist.
In one of his final broadcasts before defecting to satellite radio, Howard Stern was working himself into a lather.
The Bay Area's own Master Bong , the so-called MacGyver of Pot, likes to film himself turning ordinary objects like chitos and driftwood into pipes on the fly.

In science:

One can restrict himself to local A = ai (k) for some i, k .
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
From α, we see that for not quite one third of the time, Magnus finds himself in the state corresponding to the usual three ball “cascade” juggling pattern.
Juggling probabilities
We have shown that, when juggling randomly, Magnus is as likely to find himself in one TL-state as another.
Juggling probabilities
But Penrose himself judges these (human) properties as a quality.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
Its creator himself, John von Neumann , was very aware of this fact .
De-linearizing Linearity: Projective Quantum Axiomatics from Strong Compact Closure
One class of UMF’s, for which (2.9) was proven for all n ∈ concerns certain UMF’s of a de finite sign and is due to Iwatsuk a himself.
Energetic and dynamic properties of a quantum particle in a spatially random magnetic field with constant correlations along one direction
One of the motivations for studying the Quillen complex is a famous conjecture of Quillen himself which says that ∆(Ap(G)) is contractible if and only if G possesses a non-trivial normal p-subgroup.
Finite solvable groups whose Quillen complex is Cohen-Macaulay
While our main interest lies in the quenched setting, the annealed model no longer depends on the realizations of the environment and is thus easier to handle. A walker under the annealed measure finds himself in a similar situation as in the quenched setting.
Coincidence of Lyapunov exponents for random walks in weak random potentials
No modern commentator fails to note that, fundamentally, light is a stream of photons without branding himself an ignoramus.
Quantum complimentarity, erasers and photons
Corollary 4.12 Let G be a compact group such that its commutator G0 coincides with G himself.
On the characterization of isotropic Gaussian fields on homogeneous spaces of compact groups
Such functions are simply called invariants of the differential equation (1.1). A method for the determination of invariants of linear and nonlinear equations build on an idea suggested by Lie himself was developed in .
Invariants of differential equations defined by vector fields
Although this method has been essentially used to prove Central Limit Theorems and their refinements, we mention that Nagaev himself has considered the convergence to stable laws, and that his method has been extended to the context of dynamical systems, See e.g .
Stable laws and products of positive random matrices
Singer himself seems now more open to this second possibility, and uses to begin his talks with the warning: “Let us be careful.
Quantum randomness can be controlled by free will -a consequence of the before-before experiment
Shen himself observed this, and therefore the property of the root systems to have all roots of “equal length” (whatever that might mean if p = 2) is not an invariant if p = 2.
Infinitesimal deformations of symmetric simple modular Lie algebras and Lie superalgebras
I would like to thank Julian Barbour for stimulating me to pursue this work Acknowledgments and providing an inspiration. I would also like to thank besides himself, Sean Gryb, Tim Koslowski and Ed Anderson for countless discussions on the sub ject.
Gauge Theory in Riem(M)