Example sentences for: ourselves

How can you use “ourselves” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • When we find ourselves with a long word or phrase on our hands, we would normally expect to find an abbreviation to come to the rescue.

  • Launching his presidential campaign in Iowa this weekend, Bush outlined a threefold agenda: to impose "bad consequences for bad behavior" and "love our neighbor as we want to be loved ourselves"; to help churches and charities "to nurture, to mentor, to comfort" people in need; and to insist that "every child must be educated."

  • Fashion in coiffure naturally relates to what's cool below the neck, but since we mostly grow our hair ourselves, its visual life has a stronger meaning than that of pants and shirts.

  • Media mergers and gobblings-up and the like have made it impossible for us to do our jobs if we're obligated to disqualify ourselves from covering companies or people a) we do business with, b) we have a personal relationship or history with, or c) are in competition with.

  • His best-known book, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1985), is less a freak show than a gallery in which we can see ourselves reflected variously, with one element out of whack, fun-house-mirror style.

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