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 ?
One of them interrupting him said, "If you had not yourself lost your tail, my friend, you would not thus counsel us.
Distress not yourself if you cannot at first understand the deeper mysteries of Spaceland.
Trouble not yourself about your Wife," said my Guide: "she will not be long left in anxiety; meantime, let us take a survey of Flatland.
It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light.
Oh, trouble not yourself about that,' said the dwarf; 'only undertake to bring me here, twelve years hence, whatever meets you first on your going home, and I will give you as much as you please.
Richard," he said, very quietly, "you are not yourself.
and I can account for it only in one way; you are not yourself, or you could not speak either to me, or of Harriet, in such a manner.
Oh, monseigneur, if you did not yourself tell me that - "
Have you not yourself told me that Count de Coude is a splendid marksman?
You are not yourself," she said, "and I must know the reason of it.
The dead are everywhere," said Morrel; "did you not yourself tell me so as we left Paris?
Could you not yourself pick up one of these stones which lie to the hand of the wicked murtherers?
Sir," says he, "asking your pardon for such freedom, you are right in this, that, it being done in your absence, you could not be charged with that part of the crime; but, I beseech you, flatter not yourself that you are not, therefore, under an obligation to do your utmost now to put an end to it.
That means you are focusing on the work and the client and the consumer and the brand, and not yourself.
Your claim to fame for raising the issue globally was because of the international media and not yourself,' she stated, asking what had been done about objectionable posters pasted in Europe and the United States.