feel (like) (one)self

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feel (like) (one)self

To feel as one normally does, physically or emotionally. I'm finally starting to feel like myself again after my bout with the flu. Marcy has been struggling with depression lately—I hope she feels herself again soon.
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References in classic literature ?
I feel myself at the mercy of the first whim in the Vanstone direction which may come into her head -- I, the architect of her fortunes.
I have received your letter, and though I do not attempt to conceal that I am gratified by your impatience for the hour of meeting, I yet feel myself under the necessity of delaying that hour beyond the time originally fixed.
No; it ain't "damned,"' observed Sam, holding the letter up to the light, 'it's "shamed," there's a blot there--"I feel myself ashamed.
As soon as I opened the door the sight of him so terrified me that I stood rooted to the spot, and could feel myself turning pale.
Wild he was; a very sight of sights to see; yet I began to feel myself mysteriously drawn towards him.
It is astonishing how sociable I feel myself compared with him.
Seeing, therefore, that the struggle was now over, and that his master was returning to mount Rocinante, he approached to hold the stirrup for him, and, before he could mount, he went on his knees before him, and taking his hand, kissed it saying, "May it please your worship, Senor Don Quixote, to give me the government of that island which has been won in this hard fight, for be it ever so big I feel myself in sufficient force to be able to govern it as much and as well as anyone in the world who has ever governed islands.
Honestly, I feel myself at 60 percent and in practice I'm not myself yet,' said Sarr, who had 15 points and 16 rebounds.
I'm not quite ready to take on Chris Froome just yet but slowly and surely I can feel myself getting fitter.
I want to talk about the positive aspect of life that I now feel myself and to be part of a show that is also full of British positive thoughts.
So it's been tough and I just didn't feel myself when I was racing there.
He said: "It took about 10 days before I felt better and began to feel myself again.
Physically I am all right, but mentally I could feel myself getting a little angry out there," McIlroy said.
I think the main reason was that I am happy where I am, I feel myself getting better and I feel myself improving with everyone around me and I feel that the club is really going places and for me to turn down being a part of that would not be a smart move from myself.
But it will come because I feel myself getting sicker.