... dazu auch :
uk /ˌaʊəˈselvz/ /ˌɑːˈselvz/ us /ˌaʊ.ɚˈselvz/ /ˌaʊrˈselvz/
used when the subject of the verb is "we" or the speaker and one or more others, and the object is the same group of people:
We went to get ourselves something to eat.
John and I promised ourselves a good holiday this year.
used to emphasize the subject "we":
We ourselves realize that there are flaws in the plan.
... (all) by ourselves
alone or without help from anyone else:
We were all by ourselves in the restaurant.
Nobody wanted to come with us, so we went by ourselves.
We couldn't do all the work by ourselves.
... (all) to ourselves
for our use only:
The hotel was very quiet so we had the swimming pool all to ourselves .
Against all probability we found ourselves in the same hotel.
It was so noisy that we couldn't hear ourselves speak.
We amused ourselves by watching the passers-by.
Let's not trouble ourselves about the precise details at the moment.
We must ensure that we do not set ourselves goals that are not attainable. ...
... ourselves in British English
(aʊəˈsɛlvz IPA Pronunciation Guide )
a. the reflexive form of we or us
we ourselves will finish it
2. (preceded by a copula)
our usual selves
we are ourselves when we're together
3. not standard
used instead of we or us in compound noun phrases
other people and ourselves ...
our·selves är-ˈselvz au̇(-ə)r-
1 : those identical ones that are we
we're doing it solely for ourselves
, for emphasis
we ourselves will never go
, or in absolute constructions
ourselves no longer young, we can sympathize with those who are old
compare we sense 1
2: our normal, healthy, or sane condition
just not ourselves today ...