pronoun[first person plural]
1Used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself and one or more other people as the object of a verb or preposition: let us know we asked him to come with us both of us Compare with we.
Old English ūs, accusative and dative of we, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ons and German uns.
one of us
- A person recognized as an accepted member of a particular group, typically one that is exclusive in some way: you’ll never be one of usMore example sentences
- Surely this is what every one of us would want for future generations who are going to live, work and play in the town.
- But it was no problem for one of us to pop down to a shop close by and buy some for ourselves.
- When the first dolphin jumped out of the water I don't think there was a single one of us who didn't cry out.
us and them (or them and us)
- Expressing a sense of division within a group of people: negotiations were hampered by an ‘us and them’ attitude between management and unionsMore example sentences
- It immediately removes the sense of us and them, the bunker-like mentality which so often exists.
- He misled the trust board, his management style was perceived as ‘autocratic,’ and he was part of the ‘club culture which fostered a sense of them and us.’
- I'd tried so hard to unite us as a family and felt this was destroyed within an instant - it was us and them and they liked it that way.