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themselves

Saltos de línea: them|selves
Pronunciación: /ð(ə)mˈsɛlvz
 
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Definición de themselves en inglés:

pronoun

[third person plural]
1 [reflexive] Used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to a group of people or things previously mentioned as the subject of the clause: countries unable to look after themselves
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Patients should be able to refer themselves to a specialist in such circumstances.
  • Many people currently describe themselves as students or teachers of the subject.
  • Can she and her ex-husband save themselves and their young son from certain death?
2 [emphatic] Used to emphasize a particular group of people or things mentioned: excellent at organizing others, they may well be disorganized themselves
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Computers are made out of materials which are themselves subject to the laws of Nature.
  • They are thus able to remain objects of desire without themselves being subject to it.
  • What annoys me most about the whole subject is the attitude of a lot of smokers themselves.
3 [singular] Used instead of ‘himself’ or ‘herself’ to refer to a person of unspecified sex: anyone who fancies themselves as a racing driver
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Anyone prepared to put themselves forward as a leader there is taking their life in their hands.
  • All of which is hugely depressing to anyone who still considers themselves part of the left.
  • Very seldom would anyone put themselves through all of this just for a few quid.

Uso

On the use of themselves in the singular to mean ‘himself or herself’, see they (usage).

Frases

(not) be themselves

1

by themselves

2
see by oneself at by.

Words that rhyme with themselves

elves, ourselves, selves, shelves, theirselves, yourselves

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