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"myself" in American English

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myselfpronoun

 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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"myself" in British English

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myselfpronoun

uk   /maɪˈself/  us   /maɪˈself/
A2 used when the subject of the verb is "I" and the object is the same person: I 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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