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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  She  \She\,  pron.  [sing.  nom.  {She};  poss.  {Her}.  or  {Hers};  obj. 
  {Her};  pl  nom.  {They};  poss.  {Their}or  {Theirs};  obj. 
  {Them}.]  [OE.  she  sche,  scheo,  scho,  AS  se['o],  fem.  of  the 
  definite  article,  originally  a  demonstrative  pronoun;  cf  OS 
  siu,  D.  zij,  G.  sie,  OHG.  siu,  s[=i],  si  Icel.  s[=u], 
  sj[=a],  Goth.  si  she  s[=o],  fem.  article,  Russ.  siia,  fem., 
  this  Gr  ?,  fem.  article,  Skr.  s[=a],  sy[=a].  The  possessive 
  her  or  hers,  and  the  objective  her  are  from  a  different 
  root.  See  {Her}.] 
  1.  This  or  that  female;  the  woman  understood  or  referred  to 
  the  animal  of  the  female  sex,  or  object  personified  as 
  feminine,  which  was  spoken  of 
 
  She  loved  her  children  best  in  every  wise. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  Then  Sarah  denied,  .  .  .  for  she  was  afraid.  --Gen. 
  xviii.  15. 
 
  2.  A  woman;  a  female;  --  used  substantively.  [R.] 
 
  Lady,  you  are  the  cruelest  she  alive.  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  She  is  used  in  composition  with  nouns  of  common  gender, 
  for  female,  to  denote  an  animal  of  the  female  sex;  as 
  a  she-bear;  a  she-cat. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hers  \Hers\  (h[~e]rz),  pron. 
  See  the  Note  under  {Her},  pron. 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HERS,  pron.  His 
 
 




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