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1[reflexive] A person's own self.‘it is difficult to wrest oneself away’‘resolves that one makes to oneself’
- ‘This means finding oneself subject to an ever wider and more complex web of cultural negotiation and interaction.’
- ‘Yoko meshi evokes the stress that comes from trying to make oneself understood in a foreign language.’
- ‘It demands a turning back to oneself in order to understand, and thus has implications and effects which are moral in that they influence how we act.’
- ‘The example given is that of the obligation to become a subject, to place oneself above the basic human animalism.’
- ‘One argument for this view is that one is or could be aware of oneself as the subject of each and every one of one's conscious experiences.’
- ‘Why subject oneself voluntarily to the kind of pain involved in running 21K?’
- ‘In prayer, one comes to a better understanding of oneself and achieves spiritual development.’
- ‘It could serve as an exhortation to fully immerse oneself in worthy subjects, to learn and allow others to learn.’
- ‘One cannot comprehend the future unless one understands oneself and one's own people.’
- ‘This is work that one does on oneself to turn oneself into an ethical subject.’
- ‘They say the biggest challenge for one is to understand oneself.’
- ‘The lack of reflection is usually reflected in the lack of understanding of oneself.’
- ‘That's what comes from subjecting oneself to confusion and some painfully obvious bias on both sides of the argument.’
- ‘One understands oneself often by watching what your brother does.’
- ‘One simply comes to recognise and understand oneself better, and that is a form of humility.’
- ‘To learn about and understand the situation of another is to learn about and understand oneself more deeply.’
- ‘She only understands defending oneself from natural predators, like foxes.’
- ‘There is immense room for giving and taking offense when the subject is oneself.’
- ‘I was, however, of an age when it is difficult to forgive oneself and had engaged in this vocation with a vengeance from then on.’
- ‘Subjective gender identity includes all of the ways one might understand oneself to be a man or a woman.’
2[emphatic] Used to emphasize that one does something individually or unaided.‘the idea of publishing a book oneself’
- ‘They take the easier way out, and when that comes to eating, it is easier to stop into a fast food restaurant than to prepare a meal oneself.’
- ‘These things could be learned from friends and relatives, or from reading the right kinds of books oneself.’
- ‘Gelatin agar - is there a way to make it oneself?’
3In one's normal and individual state of body or mind; not influenced by others.‘freedom to be oneself’
- ‘One just has to be oneself’
- ‘This is all true, although perhaps MC900 ftB is asking why the emphasis lies in being convincing, rather than being oneself.’
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