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itself/ɪtˈsɛlf/pronoun
itself
/ɪtˈsɛlf/
pronoun
Learner's definition of ITSELF  
: that same one:
— used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to something that has already been mentioned
   b — used for emphasis to refer to something that has already been mentioned
— used after a noun to say that someone or something has a lot of a particular quality

by itself

: on its own: without being directly controlled by a person
: with nothing nearby
: alone

in itself

: in its own nature: when considered as something separate from other things: without anything else added
— see also an end in itself at 1end
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