me, myself and I

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Pronoun[edit]

me, myself and I

  1. only me, me alone, me without companionship.
    • 1988, John Byrum, Cells
      I like things the way they are: just me, myself, and I. No complicated organs and systems and such. Give me the simple life.
    • 2011, Isaiah Jamal Borgum, Obstacles, Lessions, & Hope
      Here I was all alone, no one to help me get over my mom's and sister's death, just me myself and I. It was as if I died and all I could see was black.

Usage notes[edit]

This is used to emphasise the speaker's aloneness.