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.
See also: express

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]
See also: express
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Walking up and down helps me to express myself freely."
Nevertheless he yielded to the desire of his daughter, though the poor man was at the same time obliged to avoid his own company (if I may so express myself), by sending for a neighbouring farmer to sit with him.
By all these advantages I made so great a progress, that, in five months from my arrival I understood whatever was spoken, and could express myself tolerably well.
'And yet, Bounderby, it would appear from this unexpected circumstance of to-day, though in itself a trifling one, as if something had crept into Thomas's and Louisa's minds which is - or rather, which is not - I don't know that I can express myself better than by saying - which has never been intended to be developed, and in which their reason has no part.'
Beth lay a minute thinking, and then said in her quiet way, "I don't know how to express myself, and shouldn't try to anyone but you, because I can't speak out except to my Jo.
I have talked to her on the subject, but I am not fluent, and probably did not express myself with clearness; she never appears to comprehend me.
I express myself badly, or perhaps, as monsieur is a foreigner, which I perceive by his accent "
I also made her promise to bow to me, at which she affected to scoff, saying I was taking my fun of her, but she was really pleased, and I tell you, Irene has one of the prettiest and most touching little bows imaginable; it is half to the side (if I may so express myself), which has always been my favourite bow, and, I doubt not, she acquired it by watching Mary.
The Conservatoire gave me the tools and confidence to experiment and express myself. It's incredible to think that from this wonderfully inspiring place, so many amazing opportunities have been mine and I have developed into the artist I am today - and am still growing.
I wanted to express myself but also let other people express themselves,'she says.
"The last few years, it has been a bit up in the air as to where I would be so it is nice to settle down and be in a squad where I am able to express myself on and off the pitch."
She found the assistive devices and strategies needed for me to practise my hobby and to express myself through art.
Singing is my passion - I can express myself better when I sing.
"I express myself more, and I express myself better by singing," Borja added.
I express myself more and express myself better by singing,' he added.