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Definitions of selfsame

  1. Identical. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Precisely the same; the very same; identical. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The very same. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for selfsame

  1. Doubtless, if we had records of the life led by the founders of this palace, we should find that it also was largely Saracenic, and that from Bari, Lucera, Salerno, and elsewhere, many a turbaned scholar or merchant brought the grace and luxury of the East, and fired the latent sense of beauty in Italian hearts much as in olden days the Greeks had touched the selfsame strings. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  2. With my staff from rock to rock, and my weight thrown backward, I broke the sledd's too rapid way, and brought my grown love safely out, by the selfsame road which first had led me to her girlish fancy, and my boyish slavery. – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
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