beside (oneself)

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beside (oneself)

Very shocked or distraught. I was beside myself when I found out I'd been rejected from my first-choice school. Honestly, we've all been beside ourselves since the funeral.
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beside oneself (with something)

Fig. in an extreme state of some emotion. I was beside myself with joy. Sarah could not speak. She was beside herself with anger.
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beside oneself

In a state of extreme agitation or excitement, as in She was beside herself when she found she'd lost her ring, or Peter was beside himself with joy-he'd won the poetry award. This phrase appears in the New Testament (Acts 26:24): "Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning makes thee mad." [Late 1400s]
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beside yourself

overcome with worry, grief, or anger; distraught.
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beˈside yourself (with something)

unable to control yourself because of the strength of emotion you are feeling: He was beside himself with rage when he found out what she’d done.
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beside (oneself)

In a state of extreme excitement or agitation: They were beside themselves with glee.
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So that will be my Christmas present - I'm beside myself thinking about it now.
It was originally entitled Beside Myself and was about a woman.
My heart goes out to you as parents as I have been through similar and my daughter healed well but I was beside myself because I thought it wasn't possible.
It's crazy, I'm beside myself right now," Pope said.
Asked if he hoped there would be another reunion, Alex said: "I was lucky enough to go to their comeback tour in 2007, so if they did another tour I'd be beside myself.
I was beside myself to find out they were to play LA - the night after I arrive on my honeymoon
WAS beside myself with excitement for the return of Shane Meadows' This Is England series, but settling back into the show like a cosy armchair is the exact opposite of what watching this show is like.
I was beside myself for having fallen for his rhetoric, because I should have known better.
Then working with her as the executive producer and playing my morn, I was beside myself.
I am beside myself that we got Nonprofit of the Year.
I am beside myself and overwhelmed with the recovery," said Fran Hansen, co-founder and national director of the Oregon-based charity.
I'm beside myself, but he's a great stayer, you see," said Mrs Rimell.
So when I heard the news in November that four members of CPT in Iraq had been kidnapped, I was beside myself.
I'm beside myself that DANCE MAGAZINE hasn't honored Gregory Hines for his contribution to dance.
No one converses with me beside myself and my voice reaches me as the voice of one dying.