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itself

pronoun  us   /ɪtˈself, ət-/
the thing or animal being spoken about; the reflexive form of it: The cat licked itself all over. Itself can also used for emphasis: The company itself is 15 years old, but the mail order business is new. That in itself (= without considering anything else) was quite an achievement.
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