thon +‎ self



  1. (neologism, archaic, reflexive) themself; gender-neutral object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject, coordinate with himself or herself, the reflexive form of thon.
    • 1885 June, “Local Circles”, The Chataquan, volume 5, page 544: 
      Each of the members is expected to inform ‘thonself’ on the topic thus allotted, and to be prepared to give an opinion or ask questions.
    • 1895, Henry Graham Williams, Outlines of Psychology[1], 3rd edition, Syracuse: C. W. Bardee, LCC BF141.W72, OL 25083084M, page 5:
      Every student should acquaint thonself with some method by which thon can positively correlate the facts of thons knowledge.
    • 1898, W. J. McGee, J. W. Powell, editor, The Seri Indians[2], page 283:
      Thus neither man nor maid mates for thonself, but both love and move in the tribal interests and along the lines laid down by the tribal leaders.
    • 1985, William Knowlton Zinsser, On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction[3], 3rd edition, New York: Harper & Row, LCC PE1429.Z5 1985, ISBN 978-0060154097, LCCN 84048208, page 121:
      Maybe I don't speak for the average American, but I very much doubt that thon wants that word in thons language or that thon would use it thonself.



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