your·self (yr-sĕlf, yôr-, yər-)
1. That one identical with you:
a. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition: Did you buy yourself a gift?
b. Used for emphasis: You yourself were certain of the facts.
c. Used in an absolute construction: In office yourself, you helped push the bill along.
2. Your normal or healthy condition: Are you feeling yourself again? See Usage Note at myself.
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