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for To leave one to himself
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Himself \Him*self"\, pron.
1. 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
But he himself returned from the quarries. --Judges
David hid himself in the field. --1 Sam. xx.
The Lord himself shall give you a sign. --Is. vii.
Who gave himself for us, that he might . . . purify
unto himself a peculiar people. --Titus ii.
With shame remembers, while himself was one
Of the same herd, himself the same had done.
Note: Himself was formerly used instead of itself. See Note
It comprehendeth in himself all good. --Chaucer.
2. 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.
By himself, alone; unaccompanied; apart; sequestered; as,
he sits or studies by himself.
To leave one to himself, to withdraw from him; to let him
take his own course. Himselve
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