beside oneself

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Overcome; consumed by an emotion.

Etymology:

  • Possibly derived from Ancient Greek παράνοια, from παράνοος, from παρά + νόος, with "beside mind" evolving into "beside oneself".
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His widow was beside herself with grief.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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accanto a se stessi

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