forget (oneself)

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forget (oneself)

To behave in an impolite or unrestrained manner. Sure, sometimes I forget myself and snap at the kids, but doesn't every mother?
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forget (oneself)

To lose one's reserve, temper, or self-restraint.
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And, oh God, how passionately she must love him if she could so far forget herself! Perhaps I might have done the same!..." thought Princess Mary.
She looked after her very well and once when she had a bad cold proved herself a devoted nurse; but the child bored her, and she spoke to her sharply when she bothered; she was fond of her, but had not the maternal passion which might have induced her to forget herself. Mildred had no demonstrativeness, and she found the manifestations of affection ridiculous.
As she spoke, Amy showed the handsome flask which replaced the cheap one, and looked so earnest and humble in her little effort to forget herself that Meg hugged her on the spot, and Jo pronounced her `a trump', while Beth ran to the window, and picked her finest rose to ornament the stately bottle.
I like to hear your adventures and good works so much," said Polly, ready to be amused by anything that made her forget herself.
Kate, although well accustomed to forget herself when others were to be considered, could not repress her grief; Madeline was scarcely less moved than she; and poor, hearty, honest little Miss La Creevy, who had come upon one of her visits while Nicholas was away, and had done nothing, since the sad news arrived, but console and cheer them all, no sooner beheld him coming in at the door, than she sat herself down upon the stairs, and bursting into a flood of tears, refused for a long time to be comforted.
He also reminded Maricris that her safety should be her priority and tha she should not forget herself even if she supports her idols.
Mary Lincoln once said she wished she could forget herself, yet both her self-absorption and remarkable life have ensured that future generations would not overlook her.
On Melodrama , her second album, Lorde's nights out are a swirl of drunken flirtations and reckless hookups, where she tries to forget herself but ends up more lonely and self-conscious than ever.
IF you toured St James' Park There was someone you would meet Because no visit in the ground Would ever be complete Without meeting Kathleen the tea lady Who's been brewing there for years For managers players and visitors alike She's someone who really cares She's brewed tea for the rich and famous Milburn, Shearer and Keegan To mention just a few She was on friendly terms with all of them And Sir Bobby Robson too Sometimes Kathleen would forget herself And into the boardroom she'd stroll And calmly ask the bosses there Anyone for tea and a roll But now I hear she's passed away She's passed through the Pearly Gates With St Peter and Sir Bobby there Welcoming a well-loved mate Sir Bobby will show her what to do He'll say 'welcome my bonny lass Come in and make me a brew'.
is willing to surrender the things that are most dear, and by seeking to forget herself and submerge herself she finds a purpose that defines and fulfills herself.
She'd forget herself when she got angry." In 1998 Frances moved into a flat overlooking Canary Wharf, and four years ago to a striking building called Gothic House in Tenterden, Kent.
Let such a person try this game, she will forget herself at the first throw of the ball, will take deep draughts of air with the unaccustomed exercise and tingle and throb with the joy of the game." Every library should own this book.
When I asked her how she managed to keep these two admirers apart and didn't pick up her mobile with a gushing "Jimmy darling" when she actually meant "Johnny darling", this paragon of virtue who is, of course, a nurse, informed me that when either of them ring their faces come up on her mobile and she can remember who they are so she doesn't forget herself. If you get my drift.
The best thing Stacey can do is forget herself, relax and be sensitive to the feelings of others.
It might encourage her to forget herself for a couple of hours and slowly pull out of the vicious cycle in which she's trapped.