Meaning of HERSELF in English
Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.
Note: 'Herself' is a third person singular reflexive pronoun. 'Herself' is used when the object of a verb or preposition refers to the same person as the subject of the verb, except in meaning 3.
You use ~ to refer to a woman, girl, or female animal.
She let ~ out of the room...
Jennifer believes she will move out on her own when she is financially able to support ~...
Robin didn’t feel good about ~.
PRON: v PRON, prep PRON
In written English, ~ is sometimes used to refer to a person without saying whether that person is a man or a woman. Some people dislike this use and prefer to use ‘himself or ~’ or ‘themselves’.
How can anyone blame her for actions for which she feels ~ to be in no way responsible?
Herself is sometimes used to refer to a country or nation. (FORMAL or WRITTEN)
Britain’s dream of ~ began to fade.
You use ~ to emphasize the person or thing that you are referring to. Herself is sometimes used instead of ‘her’ as the object of a verb or preposition.
She’s so beautiful ~...
She ~ was not a keen gardener.
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