THEMSELVES in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of THEMSELVES
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
themselves
 pron.  an emphatic form of them or they
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The villagers, being afoot, were the first to climb the slope to the main street, while the country neighbours packed themselves more slowly into the sleighs under the shed.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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2  A mournful peace hung on the fields, as though they felt the relaxing grasp of the cold and stretched themselves in their long winter sleep.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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3  He told Jotham to go out and harness up the greys, and for a moment he and Mattie had the kitchen to themselves.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
4  A cutter, mounting the road from the village, passed them by in a joyous flutter of bells, and they straightened themselves and looked ahead with rigid faces.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
5  Although they considered themselves Scarlett's favored suitors, they had never before gained tokens of this favor so easily.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  Their clever remarks sent her into merry peals of laughter and, inspired by the thought that she considered them a remarkable pair, they fairly outdid themselves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  As for the poor whites, they considered themselves well off if they owned one mule.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  Most small people who take themselves seriously are a little ridiculous; but the bantam cock is respected in the barnyard, and so it was with Gerald.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  The house negroes of the County considered themselves superior to white trash, and their unconcealed scorn stung him, while their more secure position in life stirred his envy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
10  They acted as if she were one of themselves and not a day over sixteen.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
11  They were sure of themselves and of their environment.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  But my boys can take care of themselves and my horses can't.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  They just loved to talk and hear themselves talk.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  They were proud of the place, proud of its growth, proud of themselves for making it grow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
15  Because she had always been happy, she wanted everyone about her to be happy or, at least, pleased with themselves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence: (151 in 11 pages)
16  Liars begin by imposing upon others but end by deceiving themselves.
17  Men love to hear well of themselves.
18  Most students face the problem of funding themselves while they are studying.
19  Some people like to strip themselves naked while they have a swim in a secluded place.
20  God helps those who help themselves.
21  A key task is to get pupils to perceive for themselves the relationship between success and effort.
22  The object of educator is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
23  He attacked greedy bosses for awarding themselves big rises.
24  They are like heavyweight boxers, trying to psych each other out and build themselves up.
25  Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves.
26  Take care of small sums and the large will take care of themselves.
27  Some of the landowners were a law unto themselves.
28  The Chinese Christians, therefore, practically excommunicate themselves from their own clan.
29  Teachers have no choice but to take measures to protect themselves.
30  No one who ignores the law can call themselves a good citizen.