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Myself



[mahy-self] /maɪˈsɛlf/

pronoun, plural ourselves
[ahr-selvz, ouuh r-, ou-er-] /ɑrˈsɛlvz, aʊər-, ˌaʊ ər-/ (Show IPA)
1.
(used as an intensive of or ):
I myself will challenge the winner.
2.
(used reflexively in place of as the object of a preposition or as the direct or indirect object of a verb):
I gave myself a good rubdown. She asked me for a picture of myself.
3.
Informal. (used in place of or , especially in compound subjects, objects, and complements):
My wife and myself fully agree. She wanted John and myself to take charge. The originators of the plan were my partner and myself.
4.
(used in place of or after as, than, or but):
He knows as much about the matter as myself.
5.
my normal or customary self:
After a few days of rest, I expect to be myself again.
/maɪˈsɛlf/
pronoun
1.

2.
(preceded by a copula) my usual self: I’m not myself today
3.
(not standard) used instead of I or me in compound noun phrases: John and myself are voting together
pron.

c.1500, alteration of meself, from Old English phrase (ic) me self, where me is “a kind of ethical dative” [OED], altered in Middle Ages from meself on analogy of herself, with her- felt as genitive; though analogous hisself remains bad form.

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