Him*self" (?), Him*selve" (?),
Him*selv"en (?), pron. pl.
Themselves. See Hemself. [Obs.]
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. 24.
The Lord himself shall give you a
sign. Is. vii. 14.
Who gave himself for us, that he might . . .
purify unto himself a peculiar people. Titus
With shame remembers, while himself was one
Of the same herd, himself the same had done.
☞ Himself was formerly used instead of itself.
See Note under Him.
It comprehendeth in himself all
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.