ITSELF in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ITSELF
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
itself
 pron.  a reflexive form of it
 pron.  an emphatic appositive of it
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  When he came back Mattie had set the teapot on the table and the cat was rubbing itself persuasively against her ankles.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  As her young brown head detached itself against the patch-work cushion that habitually framed his wife's gaunt countenance, Ethan had a momentary shock.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In V
3  The cat, who had been a puzzled observer of these unusual movements, jumped up into Zeena's chair, rolled itself into a ball, and lay watching them with narrowed eyes.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In V
4  His alteration of mood seemed to have communicated itself to Mattie.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In V
5  To have them was in itself a distinction, though it was also, in most cases, a death-warrant.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
6  But the thought of a definite rupture had never come to him, and even now could not lodge itself in his mind.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
7  The cat rubbed itself ingratiatingly against her, and she said "Good Pussy," stooped to stroke it and gave it a scrap of meat from her plate.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
8  Ethan, rising on his elbow, watched the landscape whiten and shape itself under the sculpture of the moon.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VIII
9  But suddenly his wife's face, with twisted monstrous lineaments, thrust itself between him and his goal, and he made an instinctive movement to brush it aside.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
10  She was a tall woman, standing a head higher than her fiery little husband, but she moved with such quiet grace in her swaying hoops that the height attracted no attention to itself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
11  By the time Scarlett had undressed and blown out the candle, her plan for tomorrow had worked itself out in every detail.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
12  As Melanie looked at Ashley, her plain face lit up as with an inner fire, for if ever a loving heart showed itself upon a face, it was showing now on Melanie Hamilton's.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
13  Coolness was beginning to come back to her and her mind was collecting itself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
14  Restless, energetic people from the older sections of Georgia and from more distant states were drawn to this town that sprawled itself around the junction of the railroads in its center.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
15  The South could only turn in upon itself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence: (150 in 11 pages)
16  Straight after your last cigarette your body will begin to cleanse itself of tobacco toxins.
17  I must begin by telling you about the factory itself.
18  Provide for the worst, the best will save itself.
19  Danger itself is the best remedy for danger.
20  The bird entangled itself in the net.
21  It is not known whether the bomb was originally intended for the capital itself.
22  If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.
23  If the virus cannot replicate itself, it cannot cause illness.
24  I certainly don't have anything to prove-my record speaks for itself.
25  When built, the palace and its grounds were more extensive than the city itself.
26  Europe is remaking itself politically within the matrix of the European Community.
27  You would feel totally different when diffierent persons do the same thing for you because we always concern the person instead of the matter itself.
28  Furthermore, there is a marked absence of peer pressure here, which would make itself palpably felt when such anti - social conduct occurs.
29  This conference in itself constitutes a solid achievement.
30  The Congress of People's Deputies in effect voted itself out of existence.