not (oneself)

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not

An interjection negating the statement one has just made and thus rendering it sarcastic. Oh, yeah, I love getting a ton of homework on my birthday weekend. Not!

not (oneself)

Not feeling as one normally should, either physically, mentally, emotionally, etc. I'm sorry for getting upset at you earlier, I'm just not myself today. I know Mary hasn't been herself ever since she lost her job.
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not oneself

Not feeling physically or mentally well, as in I think there's something wrong; he's not himself, or She seemed to be improving last week, but she's just not feeling herself today. Also see feel like oneself.
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not

half/so bad Informal
Reasonably good.
References in classic literature ?
Betsy queried in horror, though she could not herself have distinguished Nilsson's voice from any chorus girl's.
She did not herself know how or why the exclamation escaped her when she covered her eyes.
But there was some foolishness here; she was come without the knowledge of her husband, as her furtive manner indicated, to a meeting she dreaded and was ashamed to tell him of; she was come into danger; then it must be to save, not herself but him; the folly to be concealed could never have been Mary's.
She waited for us, not herself taking a step, and I was conscious of the rare solemnity with which we presently approached her.
She had not herself forgotten to feel that the marriage of her sister must bring them more frequently together.
The coming of her sister's family was so very near at hand, that first in anticipation, and then in reality, it became henceforth her prime object of interest; and during the ten days of their stay at Hartfield it was not to be expectedshe did not herself expect that any thing beyond occasional, fortuitous assistance could be afforded by her to the lovers.
The lynx-mother would have eaten him had she not herself been killed and eaten.
Having already mentioned to you my own conviction that Magdalen was not herself when you saw her on Wednesday, I feel tempted to stop here and give you an instance in proof of what I say.
By an association of ideas, of which she was not herself aware, she now passed from thinking of her aunt to thinking of Miss Jethro.
She had a theory that she was not herself, but what she would have liked to be.
Her ideal of happiness was to have a girl to do the rough work so that she need not herself get up before seven.
It is quite possible she was not herself at the moment, though I cannot fathom her meaning.
She spoke while she was smarting under the insult and injustice inflicted on her by her husband, and she was not herself when she said those rash words.
It was really a ruse of Lucy's to justify her despondency--a ruse of which she was not herself conscious, for she was marching in the armies of darkness.
I felt rather confused at being the object of more attention than I had ever before received, and, that too, shown by my employer and superior; but as she did not herself seem to consider she was doing anything out of her place, I thought it better to take her civilities quietly.