not feel (oneself)

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not feel (oneself)

To not feel physically or mentally well; to not feel as one normally should. I'm sorry for getting upset at you earlier. I just don't feel myself today. I know Mary hasn't felt herself ever since her cousin died.
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not feeling oneself

 and not feel like oneself
Fig. to feel upset, troubled, or disturbed in some way. I'm sorry I said what I said. I'm not feeling myself today.
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not feel yourˈself

not feel as healthy, happy, etc. as you usually feel: I don’t feel myself this morning; I think I’ll stay at home.
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References in classic literature ?
I do not feel myself an ordinary visitor," said Miss Bartlett, and looked at her frayed glove
But," he added with a smile of good- humoured pleasantry, "if admitted to such a distinction, I should not feel myself competent to the task of commenting on so much innocence and purity, as I know I should find in your correspondence.
I was told at Sydney not to form too bad an opinion of Australia by judging of the country from the roadside, nor too good a one from Bathurst; in this latter respect, I did not feel myself in the least danger of being prejudiced.
I shall not feel myself neglected: while you are doing your duty, Arthur, I shall never complain of neglect.
Nor would I desire to leave your hospitable roof, venerable father,'' said Ivanhoe, ``did I not feel myself able to endure the journey, and compelled to undertake it.
I informed my superiors that I did not feel myself sufficiently prepared for ordination, and at my request the ceremony was postponed for a year.
In the letter, Eichmann wrote: "I was not a responsible leader, and as such, do not feel myself guilty".
Replying to a question on whether she felt herself "stuck" between two identities as a Turkish youngster in Germany, Selcuk said, "I do not feel myself that way, but of course my inner values, customs and traditions are Turkish.
I do not feel myself to be better than the other great minds of history.
I was ill for over two months, and I still do not feel myself.