An emphasized form of the third person masculine pronoun; -- used as a subject usually with he; as, he himself will bear the blame; used alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case; as, it is himself who saved himself.
But he himself returned from the quarries.
Judges iii. 19.
David hid himself in the field.
1 Sam. xx. 24.
The Lord himself shall give you a sign.
Is. vii. 14.
Who gave himself for us, that he might . . . purify unto himself a peculiar people.
Titus ii. 14.
With shame remembers, while himself was one
Of the same herd, himself the same had done.
✍ Himself was formerly used instead of itself. See Note under Him.
It comprehendeth in himself all good.
One's true or real character; one's natural temper and disposition; the state of being in one's right or sane mind (after unconsciousness, passion, delirium, or abasement); as, the man has come to himself.