What is the origin of beside myself?
It means experiencing extreme joy. "Beside" was formerly (15th through 19th centuries) used in phrases to mean "out of a mental state or condition, as 'beside one's patience, one's gravity, one's wits'" (Oxford Engl. Dict.), and that use survives only in "'beside oneself': out of one's wits, out of one's senses."
"Beside himself. Why do we describe a distraught person as being 'beside himself'? Because the ancients believed that soul and body could part and that under great emotional stress the soul would actually leave the body. When this happened a person was 'beside himself.' This same thought is to be found in 'out of his mind'; and in 'estasy' too. 'Ecstasy' is from the Greek and literally means 'to stand out of.'" From "Dictionary of Word Origins" by Jordan Almond (Carol Publishing Group, Secaucus, N.J., 1998).
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when my wife died i was beside myself with grief Read More
(The idiomatic phrase "to be beside oneself" means to be anxious, upset or disturbed.) "After my dog wandered off, I was beside myself with worry." Read More
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Beside Myself the Sequel - 2012 was released on: USA: 20 July 2012 (internet) Read More
To be beside oneself means to be in a state of extreme emotion, the emotion of which is commonly stated afterwards. (E.G. "I was beside myself with anger.") Read More
What gospel song contains the lyrics I'm going to get beside myself when i get beside the king that day?
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When weighing myself at my gym there is a medical scale when i weigh myself should the weight on the lower level be at the groove that is beside the 100 mark or should it be directly above the number?
The weight should be sitting in the groove, not sliding easily with gentle nudging. Read More
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What is the rap song in the new Cingular commercial where they have their new phone laying beside random things?
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No, beside is a preposition and an adverb. Example uses: Preposition: You've earned your place beside the other winners. Adverb: The dog ran beside the skate boarder. Read More
Beside is the preposition. The phrase "beside his patient's bed" modifies the verb "stood." Read More
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The Stranger Beside Me has 548 pages. Read More
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The ISBN of Beside the Ocean of Time is 1896209122. Read More
she found a way beside the time to get there Read More
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The ISBN of The Stranger Beside Me is 0-451-20326-7. Read More
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