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myself

pronoun uk   /maɪˈself/ us  
A2 used when the subject of the verb is "I" and the object is the same person: I've bought myself a new coat. I caught sight of myself in the mirror. Yes, I thought to myself, it's time to take a holiday.B2 used to emphasize "I" as the subject of a sentence: I myself don't like a heavy meal at lunchtime. I don't like a heavy meal at lunchtime myself. used instead of "I" or "me": My husband and myself were delighted with the gift. They very kindly invited my sister and myself to the inauguration.(all) by myself alone or without help from anyone else: I live by myself . I had to do the whole job all by myself .(all) to myself for my use only: I never get an hour to myself.not be/seem/feel myself not to be, seem, or feel as happy or as healthy as usual: I went to see the doctor because I haven't been feeling myself lately.in myself UK informal used when describing your state of mind when you are physically ill: I'm well enough in myself (= happy) - I've just got this nagging headache.
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