feel (like) (oneself)

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feel (like) (oneself)

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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She felt herself shabby and slovenly beside them, and did not know how she should entertain them, nor could she guess why they had come.
For the second time that day Mary felt herself baffled by something inscrutable in the character of a person to whom she felt herself much attracted.
Mary actually felt herself blush, as if he had said "the sex" or "the ladies." Constrained, perhaps, by nervousness, Rodney continued in the same vein.
The master of the house heard with real sorrow that they were to go so soon, and repeatedly tried to persuade Miss Bennet that it would not be safe for her-- that she was not enough recovered; but Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right.
Trundle ought to know best how she felt herself, to which Mrs.
Tulliver, going up to Lucy to examine into the amount of damage to clothes for which she felt herself responsible to her sister Deane.
She felt sorry for herself: sorry that she was being wasted all this time and of no use to anyone- while she felt herself so capable of loving and being loved.
Anna, in that first period of her emancipation and rapid return to health, felt herself unpardonably happy and full of the joy of life.
very well." And not another word was said; but Fanny felt herself again in danger, and her indifference to the danger was beginning to fail her already.
The poor thing had no force to fling out any passion in return; the terrible collapse of the illusion towards which all her hope had been strained was a stroke which had too thoroughly shaken her: her little world was in ruins, and she felt herself tottering in the midst as a lonely bewildered consciousness.
She had, unfortunately, failed, and felt herself condemned to be for ever at the mercy of this unscrupulous wretch who was continually demanding her presence at clandestine interviews.
The unfortunate girl felt herself so utterly abandoned by God and men, that her head fell upon her breast like an inert thing which has no power in itself.
As she chewed and swallowed, she felt herself transported far away from grey and rainy England to a warm, sun-filled city beside bright blue water.
She later told police she felt herself being dragged along before going under the van - a wheel going over her foot.
"During the assault, Ms Smart felt herself being hit.