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.
See also: not
References in classic literature ?
I am not myself prepared to go farther than to say in general terms that we have almost certainly been in contact to-night with some form of carnivorous dinosaur.
An often darkly comic tour de force - I Am Not Myself These Days, at the Playhouse Studio,
I am not myself overly concerned with environmental protection dictats or whatever they're called.
Between the incomparable magic she produces in her concerts, the regular flights to different countries and venues (the "only moment where [people] have time for [themselves]") and the three to eight hours practice daily, she enjoys two very important things: "If I don't sleep, I am not myself any more.
While I am not myself employed by or in any way involved in scientific research, I am nonetheless concerned by the federal budget's reflection of the Harper government's ongoing disdain for scientific research in Canada.
I am not myself convinced that arming the police is the right way to go at this point, and I want to talk to a lot of people before we begin to entertain that decision," he said.
Andre De Jong with the latest exhibition in his front room, Anne Guest's I Am Not Myself
I just feel like I am not myself and I just feel nervous all the time.
I am not myself extremely broad-minded but these are lovely pictures.
And despite his more centrist political views, I am not myself convinced that Mr Clarke is any more of a "moderniser" than Mr Davis if what that means is being in touch with modern Britain.
I am not myself a Tokaleya, but I worked in Livingstone (Zambia) and, fortuitously, before I wrote to you, I met with his Royal Highness Chief Mukumi of the Tokaleya who confirmed that I write to you.
In "Words into Words Won't Go," from the 1974 collection The Syncopated Cakewalk, the speaker reflects on the unstable, fluid nature of words: "There are adventures in things I cannot pinpoint-like snow, a storm, or sleet / The handyman who sweeps the leaves in the yard is not like himself / German fiction is not like African fiction / The umbrellas are like birds / They fly in the rain / The radio says we can expect rain / The radio is not like itself / There are no things the rain is like / I am not like myself / I am not myself.
The Browse Inside widget - when spread through online communities - is today's equivalent of picking up a book off of a friend's coffee table and glancing through it," said Josh Kilmer-Purcell, New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not Myself These Days (Harper Perennial).