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itself


it·self  (t-slf)
pron.
1. That one identical with it:
a. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition: The cat scratched itself.
b. Used for emphasis: The trouble is in the machine itself.
c. Used in an absolute construction: Itself no great poem, it still reveals talent.
2. Its normal or healthy condition or state: The car is acting itself again since we changed the oil.


itself  /tslf/  pron. 1 third-person singular pronoun used to refer back to a subject: The problem solved itself; we did nothing. 2 used to make a noun stronger or more definite: The neighborhood is dangerous, but the house itself is safe. 3 in and of itself: without being affected by other things: Money in and of itself is not bad, but too much of it can ruin some people. itself

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