express (oneself)

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express (oneself)

To share one's thoughts or feelings in a particular way, often through art. I use art therapy as a way to get children to express themselves.
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express oneself

Reveal or portray one's feelings or views through speech, writing, some form of art, or behavior. For example, I find it hard to express myself in Italian, or Helen expresses herself through her painting, or Teenagers often express themselves through their attire, haircuts, and the like. [Mid-1500s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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I do not perceive how you could express yourself more warmly."
You will express yourself very properly, I am sure.
"Be so good as to express yourself plainly," said my lady.
Guppy, "that you express yourself, miss, with that good sense and right feeling for which I gave you credit.
'Don't go on posturing like a Deaf and Dumb School,' said the ingenious Fledgeby, 'but express yourself like a Christian--or as nearly as you can.'
'I just wanted to defend the artist na napagsabihan ng ganun kasi alam ko yung hirap, kung gaano mahirap hanapin yung boses mo na sobrang kumportable ka to express yourself enough,' Dela Torre told Abunda.
I'm saying, 'Rip all that up and go and express yourself and be yourself.' "All my life I've been told, 'You can't wear that, you can't say that, you're a woman, you can't do that because you're a girl.' But I'm just there to say, 'I'm going to, so up yours'."
"But as long as it goes in the back of the net, you just express yourself afterwards.
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By adding a choice of your song is the best way to express yourself. Finally, Facebook has started to test music on Facebook Stories and Newsfeed.
Secretary Bello together and Philippine Ambassador to Qatar HE Alan Timbayan personally handed me the plaque." For those mulling a career in photography, Limbo has the following advice to offer: Express yourself artistically more than anything.
NIGERIA'S leading kids fruit drink, Capri-Sonne, is aiming to create further brand engagement with the launch of its Express Yourself Campaign.
Friends in the Group Chat will receive a notification inviting them to join.How you express yourself is up to you.
I think your style has a lot to do with the way that you carry yourself and express yourself, so I don't think that I could pick one person.