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.
See also: feel
References in classic literature ?
But make our fundamental convictions your own, join our brotherhood, give yourself up to us, let yourself be guided, and you will at once feel yourself, as I have felt myself, a part of that vast invisible chain the beginning of which is hidden in heaven," said Pierre.
Well, you need not let go your hold of me so thanklessly the moment you feel yourself our of danger.
But just because you feel yourself responsible, you exaggerate it, I am afraid," she said.
d'Avrigny, with a slow and solemn tone, "if any one falls ill in your house, if you feel yourself attacked, do not send for me, for I will come no more.
Why, you don't feel yourself going, and Nature takes the trouble to spread herself out before one's eyes
Give my letter to Helen, and say whatever you feel yourself, but do keep clear of the relatives.
Yes--well--you have got a good start; you are in the right profession, the work you feel yourself most fit for.
Now, Martha, you just think how you'd feel yourself, in a big place like that, wanderin' about all alone, an' no mother.
I know what it is you want, to make matters straight: it's just to exchange a shot with him, and then you'll feel yourself all right again; and if an accident happens - why, that'll be all right too, I daresay, to a desperate fellow like you.
Say that, on examining the part, you feel yourself unequal to it; that you find it requiring more exertion and confidence than you can be supposed to have.
It was sickening, like a nightmare, in which suddenly something gives way beneath you, and you feel yourself sinking, sinking, down into bottomless abysses.
You feel yourself and your branch stores a pawn in the game.
We shall thus be united for ever, and through love of your children I will live on among the family in whom you used to feel yourself young again.
To tell you the truth Wegg,' said Boffin, 'I wasn't thinking of poetry, except in so fur as this:--If you was to happen now and then to feel yourself in the mind to tip me and Mrs Boffin one of your ballads, why then we should drop into poetry.
Writers Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison draw strongly on their own time as York students (where they were a couple until the end of their first year), which makes it so convincing that, if you've already been to uni, you'll feel yourself propelled back in time, and if you're currently preparing to go, seriously, this is all the survival guide you'll need.