[ UK /sˈɛlf/ ]
[ US /ˈsɛɫf/ ]
NOUN
  1. a person considered as a unique individual
    one's own self
  2. your consciousness of your own identity
ADJECTIVE
  1. (used as a combining form) relating to--of or by or to or from or for--the self
    self-induced
    self-proclaimed
    self-knowledge
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How To Use self In A Sentence

  • He pulled himself up and stumbled to the bathroom, where he turned on the cold tap and collapsed at the bottom of the shower, barely awake.
  • The right back found himself in unfamiliar territory in the opposing penalty area after a swift exchange of passes that opened up Reading's defence. Times, Sunday Times
  • Elisabeth found herself with a straggle of colonists in a mosquito-ridden, uncleared jungle where sandflies bored into the skin of the feet and the clay soil was so intractable that nothing would grow.
  • I didn't open my mouth until he talked himself out.
  • I used to think the worst feeling was losing someone you love. But, I was wrong. The worst feeling is the moment you have lost yourself.
  • It's impossible to look at yourself in a pair of new frames and not see another character. Times, Sunday Times
  • If there was any hope of holding on to even a shred of her dwindling self-respect, she should do exactly what she knew Margo would do—close the laptop, take her de-scrunchied, perfumed, and nearly thonged self down to the nearest club, pick up the first passably good-looking stranger who asked her to dance, and bring him back to the apartment for some safe but anonymous sex. Goodnight Tweetheart
  • It's that last part Buckley is singing about, but he probably should have considered penning a few lines to himself regarding the "musician gone too soon" part.
  • This was just a few years after Lord Byron woke to find Child Harold's Pilgrimage in the bookshops and himself famous, as it were, overnight.
  • For a very long time I loved the idea of writing but did very little - I published a few stories, and workshopped myself into submission.
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