Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See he.
- pro. neologism them (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular object pronoun, coordinate with him and her.
- adj. neologism Belonging to hir, their (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular possessive adjective, coordinate with his and her.
GNU Webster's 1913
- pro. See here, pron.
“How should I doe otherwayes, for I practized Cleopatria, when shee was in hir captivity, and could they have thought mee worthy to have adorned their Tryumphs, I would have perform'd his gallant Tragidye, and soe have made myselfe glorious for tyme to come.”
“What must I bee St George, first both in hir humour, and hir name; I will not bee made soe much your foole.”
“Ey, but I meane to folleyfie hir all I can, and lett hir knowe that Garbe, that doth best become hir, is most ill favour'd.”
“As the studied review of history and science shows - and is described in the Theory of Social Meta-Needs - the goal each person's life is to maximize what I (and husband Paul Wakfer) refer to as hir lifetime "happiness", that which each individual seeks to obtain and maintain (values), and likewise avoidance of what s/he does not value.”
“The other tragedy here is that she had to show up in court today without make-up and in sweats, and her hir was a mess.”
“He being a very faire and affable yong man, easie to kindle affection in a very modest eie: it fortuned, that a Courtezane, one of our before remembred shavers, who termed hir selfe Madame Biancafiore, having heard somewhat concerning his affairs, beganne to dart amorous glances at him.”
“Whervpon he first asked Gonorilla the eldest, how well she loued him: who calling hir”
“The Scotish writers name hir Beatrice, but our writers name hir Editha.”
“+ I will call hir: Maide with whome are ye so hastie?”
“This is because only each person hirself (I use "hir" for a gender neutral 3rd person) knows what is in hir own best interest ..”
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