reflexive pronoun

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a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent

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The temple of Solomon, for example, was not alone the binding of the holy book; it was the holy book itself.
The hieroglyph deserts the cathedral, and betakes itself to blazoning the donjon keep, in order to lend prestige to feudalism.
The different governments will control each other, at the same time that each will be controlled by itself.
Whilst all authority in it will be derived from and dependent on the society, the society itself will be broken into so many parts, interests, and classes of citizens, that the rights of individuals, or of the minority, will be in little danger from interested combinations of the majority.
The noncommissioned officers (of whom there are fewer) perform the action itself less frequently than the soldiers, but they already give commands.
But the limit as fixed by the nature of the drama itself is this: the greater the length, the more beautiful will the piece be by reason of its size, provided that the whole be perspicuous.
We copy a portion of Marvell's "Maiden lamenting for her Fawn," which we prefer-not only as a specimen of the elder poets, but in itself as a beautiful poem, abounding in pathos, exquisitely delicate imagination and truthfulness-to anything of its species:
This preponderance of the feminine element is, however, in itself characteristic, as I need not remind you what an abnormally--developed part this sex has played in French history.
And every time he had stumbled against life itself he had shrunk away from it.
His was the profession at that era in which intellectual ability displayed itself far more than in political life; for -- leaving a higher motive out of the question it offered inducements powerful enough in the almost worshipping respect of the community, to win the most aspiring ambition into its service.
Marner wanted the heaps of ten to grow into a square, and then into a larger square; and every added guinea, while it was itself a satisfaction, bred a new desire.
I do not mean by this that one substance cannot be more or less truly substance than another, for it has already been stated' that this is the case; but that no single substance admits of varying degrees within itself.
To create itself freedom, and give a holy Nay even unto duty: for that, my brethren, there is need of the lion.
Communism is already acknowledged by all European Powers to be itself a Power.
And the blindness of the intellect begins when it would be something of itself.