My·self pron.; pl. Ourselves I or me in person; -- used for emphasis, my own self or person; as I myself will do it; I have done it myself; -- used also instead of me, as the object of the first person of a reflexive verb, without emphasis; as, I will defend myself.
Our·selves pron.; sing. Ourself (░). An emphasized form of the pronoun of the first person plural; -- used as a subject, usually with we; also, alone in the predicate, in the nominative or the objective case.
We ourselves might distinctly number in words a great deal further then we usually do. --Locke.
Safe in ourselves, while on ourselves we stand. --Dryden.
Note: ☞ The form ourself is used only in the regal or formal style after we or us, denoting a single person.
Unless we would denude ourself of all force. --Clarendon.