be not (oneself)

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be not (oneself)

To not feel 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.
See also: not
References in classic literature ?
But when I looked into the mirror, I shrieked, and my heart throbbed: for not myself did I see therein, but a devil's grimace and derision.
If I were not myself, but the handsomest, cleverest, and best man in the world, and were free, I would this moment ask on my knees for your hand and your love
There was a darkness; then a dizzy, sickening sensation of sight that was not like seeing; I saw a Line that was no Line; Space that was not Space: I was myself, and not myself.
I have visions of myself roaming through the forests of the Younger World; and yet it is not myself that I see but one that is only remotely a part of me, as my father and my grandfather are parts of me less remote.
I should not myself have attached any importance to the circumstance, if it had not been recalled to my mind, some months later, by the reappearance of the man with the beard at one of the most tragic moments of this case.
I do not myself believe that there is any value in this threefold division of the contents of mind.
Arobin," she complained, "I'm greatly upset by the excitement of the afternoon; I'm not myself.
I can't explain MYSELF, I'm afraid, sir' said Alice, `because I'm not myself, you see.
So by degrees we came back to Balsora, and I returned to Bagdad with so much money that I could not myself count it, besides treasures without end.
To all this conversation Don Quixote was listening very attentively, and sitting up in bed as well as he could, and taking the hostess by the hand he said to her, "Believe me, fair lady, you may call yourself fortunate in having in this castle of yours sheltered my person, which is such that if I do not myself praise it, it is because of what is commonly said, that self-praise debaseth; but my squire will inform you who I am.
If any one, madame, had had the boldness to notice in me that which I do not myself wish to behold "
Lastly, sir, I promise you I would not myself, for any consideration, no, not for the whole world, consent to marry this young lady, if I was not persuaded she had all the passion for me which I desire she should have.
Oh, it was a touching superstition, monsieur, and although I did not myself believe it, I would not for the world have destroyed my father's faith.
God knows what it is dwelling within me now--it is not myself.
Pardon me, Monsieur d'Artagnan," said he, "if I did not myself receive you when coming in the king's name.