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myself

pronoun  us   /mɑɪˈself/
the person speaking; the reflexive form of I: I found myself addressing a tall elegant man in his mid-forties. Myself is sometimes used to emphasize I as the subject of a sentence: I myself prefer to skip lunch. Myself is sometimes used instead of I or me: They very kindly invited my sister and myself to the party. I live by myself (= alone) in a small apartment in Brooklyn. I had to do the whole job (all) by myself (= alone and without help from anyone). I just need some time to myself (= for my own use).
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