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themselves

pronoun
phrases
pronoun
1 pronoun reflexive pronoun
► (as direct object of verbs in Irish)
iad féin  c m uthey dressed themselves ghléas siad iad féinthey'll hurt themselves gortóidh siad iad féinthey have to defend themselves caithfidh siad iad féin a chosaint
► (with verb and preposition phrases in Irish)
they called themselves Anna and Nora Anna agus Nóra a thug siad orthu féinthey told themselves not to be silly dúirt siad leo féin gan bheith amaideachthey bought themselves new bikes cheannaigh siad rothair nua dóibh féin
2 pronoun referring back to persons previously mentionedthey looked at themselves in the mirror d'fhéach siad orthu féin sa scáthánthey drew a picture of themselves tharraing siad pictiúr díobh féinthey were talking to themselves bhí siad ag caint leo féinthey were pleased with themselves bhí siad sásta leo féin
Taispeáin iontráil iomlán 
3 pronoun informal after 'be' in emphatic structuresiad féin  c m uiadsan féin  c m uit's themselves iad féin atá annit was themselves that used to be my teachers iad féin a bhí mar mhúinteoirí agamit'd be themselves who would start it iad féin a thosódh é, iadsan féin a thosódh éit's themselves I was looking for iad féin a bhí mé a lorg, iadsan féin a bhí mé a lorg 4 pronoun emphatic pronouniad féin  c m uthey can tell us themselves is féidir leo féin a rá linnthey have one themselves tá ceann acu féinwhat about themselves? céard fúthu féin?write a letter to themselves or Áine scríobh litir chucu féin nó chuig ÁineSéamas and themselves were there bhí siad féin agus Séamas annthey thought of nobody except themselves níor smaoinigh siad ar aon duine ach orthu féinhe was in his twenties like themselves bhí siad sna fichidí cosúil leo féin, bhí siad sna fichidí a ndála féinthe teachers are themselves musicians is ceoltóirí iad na múinteoirí féinthey themselves didn't see the programme ní fhaca siad an clár iad féinthey themselves are suffering from the same disease tá siad féin buailte leis an ngalar céannathe article referred to them themselves thagair an t-alt dóibhsean féin 5 pronoun on her own, of her own accord, personallythey told him themselves dúirt siad féin leis, iad féin a dúirt leisthey chose the songs themselves roghnaigh siad féin na hamhráin, iad féin a roghnaigh na hamhráinthey themselves buy it iad féin a cheannaíonn é 6 pronoun with singular antecedenteverybody is out for themselves tá gach duine ar a shon féinnobody would put themselves in danger like that ní chuirfeadh aon duine é féin i gcontúirt mar sin
phrases

all by themselves

(also

by themselves

) 1 aloneleo féinina n-aonarastu féinthey lived by themselves chónaíodar leo féin, bhí siad ina gcónaí ina n-aonar, bhí siad ina gcónaí astu féin 2 without any assistanceastu féinas a stuaim féinthey did it all by themselves rinne siad é uilig astu féin, rinne siad é go léir as a stuaim féin

all to themselves

(also

to themselves

) dóibh féindóibh féin amháinthey had the house all to themselves bhí an teach acu dóibh féin

to be themselves

they weren't themselves ní raibh siad istigh leo féin, ní raibh siad ar a nós féin, ní raibh siad ar a ndóigh féin

to feel themselves

1 in their normal mood or statethey don't feel themselves ní airíonn siad istigh leo féin, ní mhothaíonn siad ar a ndóigh féin 2 feel wellthey aren't themselves today níl siad ar fónamh inniu, níl siad ag mothú go rómhaith inniu

to keep themselves to themselves

coinneáil chucu féinthey kept themselves to themselves pretty much níor bhac siad le daoine eile mórán, níor chuir siad isteach ná amach ar aon duine, sheachain siad cuideachta den chuid is mó

to seem themselves

they don't seem themselves ní cheapfá go bhfuil siad istigh leo féin, níl cuma orthu go bhfuil siad ar a ndóigh féin

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