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her

I.determiner
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
casting her eyes down
▪ She blushed, casting her eyes down.
emptied her glass (=drank all the liquid left in it)
▪ Ruth emptied her glass in one gulp.
fresh in her mind
▪ The accident was still fresh in her mind.
heart pounding in her chest
▪ She ran, her heart pounding in her chest.
Her Majesty the Queen (=used when talking about a queen)
▪ Her Majesty the Queen will be visiting Australia in July.
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
ideas above her station (=higher than her social rank)
▪ Karen was definitely getting ideas above her station.
lets...walk all over her
▪ It’s terrible – she lets her kids just walk all over her.
lost her looks (=became less attractive)
▪ When she lost her looks she found it difficult to get work.
married beneath her (=married someone of a lower social class than her)
▪ Sophia had, in a sense, married beneath her.
sb's nerve fails (him/her) (=someone suddenly loses the courage or confidence to do something)
▪ At the last moment, her nerve failed her.
To her shame (=it made her feel ashamed)
To her shame, she gained back all the weight she’d lost.
tried her hardest
▪ She tried her hardest to ignore what he’d said.
turned on her heel (=turned away suddenly because of anger)
▪ Brigitte glared at him, turned on her heel, and stomped out of the room.
unsteady on her feet (=she might fall over)
▪ She was quite unsteady on her feet.
young for her age
▪ Val is incredibly young for her age.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
God rest his/her soul
God rest his/her soul
God rest his/her soul
I don't envy you/her etc
Your/Her/His Highness
▪ Besides, I don't want anything from you, Your Highness.
▪ But that's the deal, Your Highness.
▪ No, Your Highness, you are, of course, welcome to stay.
Your/Her/His Majesty
▪ His Majesty, King Juan Carlos I
▪ How do you like the White House, Your Majesty?
Your/His/Her Excellency
Your/His/Her Honour
▪ At a lunch in his honour, friends and former rivals gathered to pay him tribute.
▪ Festivals in his honour are marked by a plethora of flowers, and the lusciously scented frangipani is held sacred to him.
▪ He was laid to rest in a grave at his settlement on the riverbank and a shrine was raised in his honour.
▪ In 1817 the Dublin Society struck a gold medal in his honour.
▪ She said: Our Blessed Lady asked me to ask you to have a small chapel built here in her honour.
▪ The lectures are named in his honour and organisers hope to attract big names in the future.
▪ This year a memorial hall was built in his honour at his birthplace, Yaotsu.
as fast as his/her legs could carry him/her
▪ She ran to her mother as fast as her legs could carry her.
at His/Her Majesty's pleasure
bless (him/her etc)
▪ Hence, the blessing of bread on her feast day.
▪ I will bless those who bless you and whoever curses you, I will curse.
▪ Orphism, as the other Hellenistic mystery religions, claimed to teach its adepts the means of securing a blessed immortality.
▪ Riggs said Clinton administration representatives agreed to the further funding restriction in return for congressional leaders' blessing of the spending bill.
▪ So much undervalued this fish and yet St Peter himself has blessed it with his thumb-mark.
▪ Such a prestigious credit was something of a mixed blessing.
▪ Suddenly the door bell rang and she blessed that she'd blissed the afternoon away.
▪ They love every minute of it, too, bless their hearts particularly the scandals.
coming from him/her/you etc
▪ As I couldn't work out where they were coming from I ignored them.
▪ But all the intensity is coming from her.
▪ But I never expected the reaction it got coming from me.
▪ Coast Guard helicopters flying over the barge noticed an oil sheen coming from it, DeVillars said.
▪ Maybe these intimate stories, coming from some one she hardly knew, had overwhelmed her.
▪ That coming from him who would go sick with a bad back whenever a job tired him.
▪ That was rich coming from him!
▪ The little girl coming from her direction offers the other, much thinner one, a bowl filled with bread and fruit.
do your/his/her/their worst
▪ Let her do her worst to reach him.
▪ Sometimes they successfully slowed or blocked the path of the conquistadores when these exploiters were out to do their worst.
don't mind her/him etc
hark at him/her/you!
his/her etc eyes were popping (out of his/her etc head)
his/her nibs
let him/her/them etc
▪ He would not rush the boy, he had to let him come to him.
▪ I also owed Maggie the courtesy of letting her know I didn't need her to do my legwork any longer.
▪ I had once made the mistake of letting him do this.
▪ I stood there, thinking to myself, Okay just let him wear himself out.
▪ Of course, Kate could have shrugged and let him stew in his own juice, or lack of it.
▪ Then let her do it for the Junior League.
let it/her rip
my/her beloved
rather you/him/her/them than me
sb can't do sth to save his/her life
sb doesn't have much meat on him/her
through no fault of her/my etc own
▪ In my opinion Anna acted more childishly but through no fault of her own.
▪ So, through no fault of my own, I was at a loose end quite a bit.
to his/her fingertips
▪ A calm emanated from the place, moving down through his torso and out to his fingertips.
▪ A tiny knot of tension throbbed at the back of her neck, running the length of her arms to her fingertips.
▪ He was a musician to his fingertips and he had a very subtle understanding of the interplay of characters on the stage.
▪ The spark ing leapt to his fingertips, and he was in her trance, his own skin alert to hers.
▪ There was a glorious sunset rush of pure-blooded warmth all over her back and right down to her fingertips.
▪ Though since Cara was a professional to her fingertips she supposed that she would.
what's biting you/her etc?
what's her/your etc game?
what's his face/what's her face
what's his/her/its name
What about your commitment to - what's his name?
worth his/her salt
▪ A cop worth his salt wouldn't take a bribe.
▪ Any journalist worth her salt would have got scads more out of the tall Czechoslovakian than she had, she thought glumly.
▪ No brass worth her salt was even up before twelve-thirty!
your/her etc senses
▪ But once you start to write, you are moonstruck, out of your senses...
▪ His cheek brushed hers with a cathartic effect on her senses.
▪ It proved impossible; her senses were heightened to such a degree that she could hear every move he made.
▪ Paige could feel her heart beating like a trapped bird in her chest and her senses reeled.
▪ She could only pray that Dana had come to her senses and had left before they arrived at Garry's hide-out.
▪ Steel threaded through her muscles, and her senses became as sharp as a cat's.
▪ Until she comes to her senses, that is.
▪ Use all your senses to find yourself there.
your/her ladyship
▪ And while I adored them both, I was closer to her ladyship.
▪ Now, you're a plants-woman of no small renown, if I may say so, your ladyship.
▪ Privately, I think he wanted to spare her ladyship his death.
▪ The shallow space is articulated by the angled chair on which her Ladyship is seated, and by the elegant rococo table.
▪ There was therefore left at the Lodge only Mrs Elswick in the kitchen and Theda attendant on her ladyship.
your/her/my etc Sunday best
your/his/her Royal Highness
II.pronoun
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ I owe her $25.
▪ There's a picture of her in here.
▪ Where did you meet her?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Her

Her \Her\, Here \Here\, pron. pl. [OE. here, hire, AS. heora, hyra, gen. pl. of h[=e]. See He.] Of them; their. [Obs.]
--Piers Plowman.

On here bare knees adown they fall.
--Chaucer.

Her

Her \Her\, pron. & a. [OE. hire, here, hir, hure, gen. and dat. sing., AS. hire, gen. and dat. sing. of h['e]o she. from the same root as E. he. See He.] The form of the objective and the possessive case of the personal pronoun she; as, I saw her with her purse out.

Note: The possessive her takes the form hers when the noun with which in agrees is not given, but implied. ``And what his fortune wanted, hers could mend.''
--Dryden.

Her

She \She\, pron. [sing. nom. She; poss. Her. or Hers; obj. Her; pl. nom. They; poss. Theiror 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.

Her

She \She\, pron. [sing. nom. She; poss. Her. or Hers; obj. Her; pl. nom. They; poss. Theiror 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.

Wikipedia

Her

Her is the objective form of the pronoun she in Modern English. Her or HER may also refer to:

HER (healthy energy revitalizer)

her (healthy.energy.revitalizer) is a pink lemonade flavored energy drink developed in 2005. Her comes in pink and white 8.4 fl oz cans in two varieties: regular and no carbs/no sugar.

Her (film)

Her is a 2013 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. It marks Jonze's solo screenwriting debut. The film follows Theodore Twombly ( Joaquin Phoenix), a man who develops a relationship with Samantha ( Scarlett Johansson), an intelligent computer operating system personified through a female voice. The film also stars Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, and Olivia Wilde.

Jonze conceived the idea in the early 2000s after reading an article about a website that allowed for instant messaging with an artificial intelligence program. After making I'm Here (2010), a short film sharing similar themes, Jonze returned to the idea. He wrote the first draft of the script in five months. Principal photography took place in Los Angeles and Shanghai in mid-2012. The role of Samantha was recast in post-production, with Samantha Morton being replaced with Johansson. Additional scenes were filmed in August 2013 following the casting change.

Her premiered at the 2013 New York Film Festival on October 12, 2013. Warner Bros. Pictures initially provided a limited release for Her at six theaters on December 18. It was later given a wide release at over 1,700 theaters in the United States and Canada on January 10, 2014. Her received widespread critical acclaim upon its release, and grossed over $47 million worldwide on a production budget of $23 million.

The film received numerous awards and nominations, primarily for Jonze's screenplay. At the 86th Academy Awards, Her received five nominations, including Best Picture, and won the award for Best Original Screenplay. Jonze also won awards for his screenplay at the 71st Golden Globe Awards, the 66th Writers Guild of America Awards, the 19th Critics' Choice Awards, and the 40th Saturn Awards.

Her (song)

"Her" is a song recorded by American country music artist Aaron Tippin. It was released in June 1999 as the third single from the album What This Country Needs. The song reached #33 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song was written by Jeffrey Steele and Craig Wiseman.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

her

Old English hire, third person singular feminine dative pronoun, which beginning in 10c. replaced accusative hie (see he). Cognate with Old Frisian hiri, Middle Dutch hore, Dutch haar, Old High German iru, German ihr.

her

Old English hire, third person singular feminine genitive form of heo "she" (see she).

Wiktionary

her

pron. The form of ''she'' used after a preposition or as the object of a verb; that woman, that ship, etc.

WordNet

Usage examples of "her".

He had learned her opinions on the subject of Aberrancy over the weeks they had spent together, and while he did not agree with much of what she said, it had enough validity to make him think.

The Heir-Empress was an Aberrant, and the Empress in her hubris still seemed intent on putting her on the throne.

The Empress might have enough support among the nobles to keep a precarious hold on her throne, but she had made no overtures to the common folk, and they were solidly opposed to the idea of an Aberrant ruler.

The spider legs of the Aberrant flexed within a few feet of her, each as thick as her arm, encircling the heaving flanks of the thrashing beast.

An Aberrant whose Aberration made her better than those who despised her.

Q Factor, though high, is not of any such extraordinary highness as to justify an attempt at psychosurgery to correct the aberration, it is therefore recommended that subject be released from the Communipath Creche on her own recognizance after suitable indoctrination erasure.

We wondered for a long while why Kadra was so adamant about evacuating Tenua to the Abesse and sending her people straight into Volan hands.

I dreamed that night that she had married a professional gambler, who cut her throat in the course of the first six months because the dear child refused to aid and abet his nefarious schemes.

here was my wife, who had secretly aided and abetted her son in his design, and been the recipient of his hopes and fears on the subject, turning to me, who had dared to utter a feeble protest or two only to be scoffed at, and summarily sat upon, asking if the game was really safe.

On this occasion it was unlocked, and Marian was about to rush forward in eager anticipation of a peep at its interior, when, child as she was, the reflection struck her that she would stand abetter chance of carrying her point by remaining perdue.

He had figured to himself some passionate hysterique, merciless as a cat in her hate and her love, a zealous abettor, perhaps even the ruling spirit in the crime.

I interrupted Abey in the middle of his telling me how beautiful Cleveland was in the winter and went to call her.

Then the witch with her abhominable science, began to conjure and to make her Ceremonies, to turne the heart of the Baker to his wife, but all was in vaine, wherefore considering on the one side that she could not bring her purpose to passe, and on the other side the losse of her gaine, she ran hastily to the Baker, threatning to send an evill spirit to kill him, by meane of her conjurations.

I deem thou hast not come hither to abide her without some token or warrant of her.

Then grew Ralph shamefaced and turned away from her, and miscalled himself for a fool and a dastard that could not abide the pleasure of his lady at the very place whereto she had let lead him.