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1reflexive Used to refer to the person being addressed as the object of a verb or preposition when they are also the subject of the clause.‘help yourselves, boys’‘see for yourself’
- ‘He added: " You allowed yourselves to be dragged into a situation you could and should have avoided.’
- ‘Please do yourselves a favour, as well as supporting our local producers, and get along to the market.’
- ‘Instead of feeling sorry for yourselves and blaming everybody else, ask what you as a business community can do to help the area.’
- ‘You must look corruption in the eyes and fight if you ever want to better yourselves and give your children a chance.’
- ‘I hope you enjoy yourselves immensely at the roast and say plenty of mean things about me.’
- ‘If you don't believe in the Resurrection, don't call yourselves Christian.’
- ‘I suggest you stand back and take a good hard look at yourselves.’
- ‘I'll let you decide for yourselves if I'm really quite as criminal, mean and stupid as Troy seems to think.’
- ‘While marvelling at your good fortune, treat yourselves to an exquisite dinner at The Music Room restaurant.’
- ‘It is not an offence for anyone to hold a view contrary to your own, however politically correct you may consider yourselves to be.’
- ‘The dancers are competent but seemed rather stiff it's panto girls and boys, let yourselves go!’
- ‘If you all behave yourselves while we're away, I might bring you back something.’
- ‘If you could please refer yourselves to the summons on page 22 of the application book.’
- ‘The twist in the end makes the film and I'll let you see it for yourselves.’
- ‘Make yourselves at home, grab a beanbag, you'll find hot chocolate supplies in the cupboard.’
- ‘Brace yourselves, sofa spuds, for a one-off documentary called When Celebrities Strip.’
- ‘So, to the people of Basingstoke, and all who came along and supported the event - give yourselves a big pat on the back.’
- ‘So I can't possibly tell you, which means you'll have to check it out for yourselves.’
- ‘Better reward yourselves with spa baths, massages, nice food and retail treats.’
- ‘This is what happens when you try to portray yourselves as whiter than white (excuse the pun).’
2emphatic You personally (used to emphasize the person being addressed)‘you're going to have to do it yourself’
- ‘Mr Mahroof, I am particularly interested in how people like yourselves get onto the front row.’
- ‘People such as yourselves ought to have the right to vote revoked immediately!’
- ‘You have to show yourselves as people with open minds, receptive to the ideas of independent voices in the boardroom.’
- ‘It has certainly been a very big thing for Navy because of the achievements of people such as yourselves.’
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