American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- pro. Used to refer to the one or ones being addressed: I'll lend you the book. You shouldn't work so hard. See Regional Notes at you-all, you-uns.
- pro. Used to refer to an indefinitely specified person; one: You can't win them all.
- pro. Nonstandard Used reflexively as the indirect object of a verb: You might want to get you another pair of shoes. See Note at me.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See ye.
GNU Webster's 1913
- pro. The pronoun of the second person, in the nominative, dative, and objective case, indicating the person or persons addressed. See the Note under ye.
- From Middle English you, yow, ȝow, (object case of ye), from Old English ēow, īow ("you"; dative case of ġē), from *iwwiz ("you"; dative case of *jīz), Western form of Proto-Germanic *izwiz ("you"; dative case of *jūz), from *yūs (“you (plural)”). Cognate with West Frisian jo ("you"), Low German jo ("you"), Dutch jou & u ("you"), Middle High German eu, iu ("you", obj. pron.), Latin vōs ("you"), Avestan vō ("you"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English ēow, dative and accusative of gē, ye, you. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“To this I reply, I know you do not make the laws, but I also know that _you are the wives and mothers, the sisters and daughters of those who do_; and if you really suppose _you_ can do nothing to overthrow slavery, you are greatly mistaken.”
“To this I reply, I know you do not make the laws, but I also know that _you are the wives and mothers, the sisters and daughters of those who do; _ and if you really suppose _you_ can do nothing to overthrow slavery, you are greatly mistaken.”
“How I shall love to see you look fondly at each other as you say: "Be happy, Jim -- you've worked hard for this;" or James says: "Take your comfort, little mother, let them all wait upon _you -- you_ waited upon _them_.”
“But as you do exist, and as I happen to love you, and as I happen to have discovered -- what I could never wildly have dared to hope -- that you are not utterly indifferent to me, I may tell you that I intend to marry _you -- you -- you_.”
“Being @you, especially on a social-media site that becomes a mass-market success, proves you are an early adopter, in on the ground floor of the next big thing.”
“Take responsibility for your own life, fate, destiny, etc. and * make life work for you* - do no let it it bow you over and have its way with you, fight back and play the best hand you can with the cards you are dealt.”
“If you don\'t like pay inequity between men and women just remember how American Idol producers pretty much said \ "screw you\" to Paula Abdul.”
“ I tell you this: you blink your TV channel surfer at me and you know nothing but that you blinked.”
“But the only noises we make, the only things we can do, are to let you hear, the empty sounds we make when you press us against your ear.”
“KENNETH TURAN: When you call a movie� "Robin Hood," �you set up expectations: a gallant archer, a band of merry men, and a certain criminal camaraderie in Sherwood Forest.”
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