be not (oneself)

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be not (oneself)

To not feel as one normally should, either physically, mentally, emotionally, etc. I'm sorry for getting upset at you earlier, I'm just not myself today. I know Mary hasn't been herself ever since she lost her job.
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References in classic literature ?
or outside standing-ground in gin; but the rest require something that good society calls "enthusiasm," something that will present motives in an entire absence of high prizes; something that will give patience and feed human love when the limbs ache with weariness, and human looks are hard upon us; something, clearly, that lies outside personal desires, that includes resignation for ourselves and active love for what is not ourselves.
We could not ourselves see whence the rock had come, but our half-breed servants, who were still at the opening of the cave, said that it had flown past them, and must therefore have fallen from the summit.
The flame goes about with us everywhere; it's not ourselves exactly, but what we feel; the world is short, or people mainly; all kinds of people.
It is in such circumstances that we are tasked with making the hard decisions in service to the people of this state, not ourselves.
Compromise should be on issues, not of principles; on political positions, not ourselves.
We were definitely not ourselves after the recent improvements," said Ruiter of the performance at Sheffield.
Brownhill (above), who scored after just two minutes, said: "We may have surprised a few people but not ourselves.
Most importantly, we discover that when we center our focus on God and not ourselves, great things begin to unfold.
Our job is to showcase the great work of legislators and the legi slative institution, not ourselves.
We are beings who want to be related to all that is not ourselves.
Like Mary, let us be attentive to those in need, let us bring their pleas to Jesus He will tell us to perform signs that will reveal not ourselves, but will reveal Jesus and how lives, families, societies are saved and made whole because God is merciful,' Tagle said.
We were not ourselves today, in every position and all over the pitch.
When we kick we need to be putting pressure on the other team not ourselves, and to do that we need far greater accuracy.
The immune system evolved to protect us from things that are not ourselves, like viruses or pathogens, yet we consume nutrients, which are themselves foreign," says Surh, an adjunct professor in LJI's Division of Developmental Immunology.