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  1. myselfnoun

    that being which is oneself

    I am not myself today.

  2. myselfpronoun

    Me, as direct or indirect object .

    I taught myself.

  3. myselfpronoun

    Personally, for my part; used in apposition to I, sometimes for simple emphasis and sometimes with implicit exclusion of any others performing the activity described.

  4. myselfpronoun

    Me (as the object of a verb or preposition).

  5. myselfpronoun

    I (as the subject of a verb).

  6. Etymology: From me (pronoun) + self (pronoun). Later partly reinterpreted as my + self (noun).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Myselfnoun

    Etymology: my and self.

    As his host,
    I should against his murth’rer shut the door,
    Not bear the knife myself. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    They have missed another pain, against which I should have been at a loss to defend myself. Jonathan Swift, Examiner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Myself

    i or me in person; -- used for emphasis, my own self or person; as I myself will do it; I have done it myself; -- used also instead of me, as the object of the first person of a reflexive verb, without emphasis; as, I will defend myself

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Myself

    mī-self′, or me-self′, pron. I or me, in person—used for the sake of emphasis and also as the reciprocal of me.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'myself' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #856

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'myself' in Written Corpus Frequency: #544

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of myself in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of myself in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of myself in a Sentence

  1. Seneca:

    I require myself not to be equal to the best, but to be better then the bad.

  2. Monica Lewinsky:

    Having survived myself, what I want to do now is help other victims of the shame game survive, too, i want to put my suffering to good use and give purpose to my past.

  3. Travis Masterson:

    I tell myself, this isn’t probably as satisfying as it should be, it helps me avoid snacking too much at night.

  4. Lead TSA Officer John Killian:

    That’s when I spotted the sparkle and thought to myself, ‘No way that could really be it.’ I walked over and picked it up, the shine caught my eye. I was like, ‘Wow, I just found this diamond!’.

  5. Samuel Pepys:

    Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.

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    the substance that is acted upon by an enzyme or ferment
    • A. substrate
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    • C. arbalist
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