• its own body; of its own body; by its own body
• you use itself as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to the same thing or animal that is mentioned as the subject of the clause, or as a previous object in the clause.
• you also use itself to emphasize the subject or object of a clause, and to make it clear what you are referring to.
• if you say that something has a particular quality in itself, you mean that it has this quality because of its own nature, regardless of any other factors.
a house divided against itself
• infighting, disagreement within a group which should be unified
• alone, without anything else
• disperse; become liquid
• used up its energy
history repeats itself
• events or patterns of behavior occur over and over again
in a class by itself
• unique, unlike any other
• by itself
• by its own self, of its own condition, in and of itself
• appear, come unexpectedly, occur
• stood the test, was found to be true by experience or trial
speaks for itself
• no need for words, no need for explanations
• occurred to him, crossed his mind
that in itself
• that alone, in and of itself, as it is