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one

1. the smallest whole number and the first cardinal number; unity
2. a numeral (1, I, i, etc.) representing this number
3. Music the numeral 1 used as the lower figure in a time signature to indicate that the beat is measured in semibreves
4. the one (in Neo-Platonic philosophy) the ultimate being
5. the Holy One or the One above God
6. the Evil One Satan; the devil
References in classic literature ?
I hate people who talk about themselves, as you do, when one wants to talk about oneself, as I do.
It would be unfair to expect other people to be as remarkable as oneself.
Oh, it's terrible to feel oneself so in this man's power," thought Rostov.
But supposing I could be so generous as to take delight in this, still it is ONLY a child; and I can't centre all my hopes in a child: that is only one degree better than devoting oneself to a dog.
I am a little bit on the destroy myself," said the Hen, tranquilly swallowing one of the little reptiles; "and it is not an act of folly to provide oneself with the delicacies of the season.
We could ill spare any of them when they were so potent in paying car-fare for oneself and a girl.
my dear comrades, it will be rather curious to have the earth for our moon, to see it rise on the horizon, to recognize the shape of its continents, and to say to oneself, `There is America, there is Europe;' then to follow it when it is about to lose itself in the sun's rays
Which is a very poor way of saying that it is good for oneself to be strong, and evil for oneself to be weak-- or better yet, it is pleasurable to be strong, because of the profits; painful to be weak, because of the penalties.
Is it not this: To humiliate oneself in order to mortify one's pride?
That answer is: one must live in the needs of the day--that is, forget oneself.
Talking to Elizabeth was like talking to an attractive version of oneself.
A false suggestion enters one's brain, and then fear is born--fear of oneself, fear for oneself.