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1. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
His \His\ (h[i^]z), pron. [AS. his of him, his, gen. masc. &
   neut. of h[=e], neut. hit. See He.]
   1. Belonging or pertaining to him; -- used as a pronominal
      adjective or adjective pronoun; as, tell John his papers
      are ready; formerly used also for its, but this use is now
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            No comfortable star did lend his light. --Shak.
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            Who can impress the forest, bid the tree
            Unfix his earth-bound root?           --Shak.
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   Note: Also formerly used in connection with a noun simply as
         a sign of the possessive. "The king his son." --Shak.
         "By young Telemachus his blooming years." --Pope. This
         his is probably a corruption of the old possessive
         ending -is or -es, which, being written as a separate
         word, was at length confounded with the pronoun his.
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   2. The possessive of he; as, the book is his. "The sea is
      his, and he made it." --Ps. xcv. 5.
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2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
He \He\ (h[=e]), pron. [nom. He; poss. His (h[i^]z); obj.
   Him (h[i^]m); pl. nom. They ([th][=a]); poss. Their or
   Theirs ([th][^a]rz or [th][=a]rz); obj. Them
   ([th][e^]m).] [AS. h[=e], masc., he['o], fem., hit, neut.;
   pl. h[imac], or hie, hig; akin to OFries. hi, D. hij, OS. he,
   hi, G. heute to-day, Goth. himma, dat. masc., this, hina,
   accus. masc., and hita, accus. neut., and prob. to L. his
   this. [root]183. Cf. It.]
   1. The man or male being (or object personified to which the
      masculine gender is assigned), previously designated; a
      pronoun of the masculine gender, usually referring to a
      specified subject already indicated.
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            Thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall
            rule over thee.                       --Gen. iii.
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            Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou
            serve.                                --Deut. x. 20.
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   2. Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and
      usually followed by a relative pronoun.
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            He that walketh with wise men shall be wise. --Prov.
                                                  xiii. 20.
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   3. Man; a male; any male person; -- in this sense used
      substantively. --Chaucer.
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            I stand to answer thee,
            Or any he, the proudest of thy sort.  --Shak.
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   Note: When a collective noun or a class is referred to, he is
         of common gender. In early English, he referred to a
         feminine or neuter noun, or to one in the plural, as
         well as to noun in the masculine singular. In
         composition, he denotes a male animal; as, a he-goat.
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3. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016)
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