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herselfpronoun

uk   /hɜːˈself/  us   /hɝː-/
A2 used to refer to a female object of a verb, that is the same person or animal as the subject of the verb: She kept telling herself that nothing was wrong. My mother would worry herself to death if she knew what I was doing.B2 used to emphasize a particular woman, girl, or female animal: She decorated the cake herself. She herself admitted that it was wrong.(all) by herself A2 If a woman or girl does something by herself, she does it alone or without help from anyone else: She lives by herself in an enormous house. Holly's only three but she wrote her name all by herself.(all) to herself for her use only: Mum's got the house to herself this weekend.not be/seem/feel herself not to be, seem, or feel as happy or healthy as usual: Is Michelle all right? She doesn't seem quite herself at the moment.in herself UK informal used when describing or asking about a woman's state of mind when she is physically ill: I know she's got back trouble but how is she in herself?
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