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 ?
We could not ourselves see whence the rock had come, but our half-breed servants, who were still at the opening of the cave, said that it had flown past them, and must therefore have fallen from the summit.
The flame goes about with us everywhere; it's not ourselves exactly, but what we feel; the world is short, or people mainly; all kinds of people."
The blurb explains: "We're not like other retailers - we take what we do seriously, but not ourselves. We like a laugh because our customers do.
Blaming modern communications not ourselves. Even mainstream cinema won't lag behind.
However, we deceive ourselves when we think that if we want to have improved relationships with others - especially if they are strained - then it is others who need to change and not ourselves.
She said: "Towards Christmas payments started to get further apart, and a promised three owed payments before Christmas resulted in only one being paid, meaning we could only pay our subbies and not ourselves.
Schnell because we all made a promise to the residents to serve them, not ourselves or our friends," Villareal said.
This is not ourselves selling tickets and at this time we are not aware of any event."
If others perceive us to be corrupt, are we not ourselves to blame, our media seemingly delighting in denouncing our government officials, our institutions, our society, all in screaming headlines that don't even have to be translated for readers anywhere.
So, in record time, we had a home for our things, if not ourselves.
Let's not ourselves that is a serious skating competition, it's entertainment first and foremost and that's Gemma's sti- because her antics are entertaining.
The constant reminder is to focus on God, not ourselves. The Magnificat proclaims that the world's power structures are not God's.
For us who preach the Word of God, let us make sure that we preach Him, and not ourselves, and that we do not become clanging cymbals and noisy gongs.
"A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves - a special kind of double," - Tina Morrison, American novelist
Compromise should be on issues, not of principles; on political positions, not ourselves. As Kenyans, we should aim to surpass the ideology that fears free thought more than electric shock.