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his

determiner
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
betray his presence
▪ The slightest sound might betray his presence.
craned his neck
▪ He craned his neck above the crowd to get a better view.
gets his just deserts (=is punished in the way he deserves)
▪ I hope that he’s caught and gets his just deserts.
in his younger days (=when he was younger)
▪ John was a great footballer in his younger days.
in the palm of his hand
▪ He held the pebble in the palm of his hand.
killed...with his bare hands
▪ He had killed a man with his bare hands.
peddling his wares (=selling his goods)
▪ a door-to-door salesman peddling his wares
sprang to his feet (=stood up suddenly)
▪ He sprang to his feet and rushed after her.
straight to his face (=speaking directly to him)
▪ I told him straight to his face what I thought of him.
with a pained expression on his face
▪ He sat stiffly, with a pained expression on his face.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
England expects that every man will do his duty
God is in his heaven, all's right with the world
God rest his/her soul
God rest his/her soul
God rest his/her soul
What's your/his etc problem?
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 Eminence
▪ Filaret owed his eminence less to his holy office than to his son's willingness to treat him as a co-ruler.
▪ Let me understand this, your eminence.
▪ We are a young world, your eminence.
Your/His Holiness
▪ The miracles which have since occurred at his grave have confirmed his holiness.
Your/His Worship
Your/His Worship
▪ Dionysus came to Thebes to establish his worship there.
▪ Does the worshipper who begins to reflect on his worship become less of a worshipper?
▪ His Dark Elf followers have given themselves over entirely to his worship.
▪ When his worship spread to a town where there was already a divine ruler the two were slowly fused into one.
Your/His etc Grace
▪ It is a manifestation of his grace, his gift to those who will receive it.
▪ It may rain again, Your Grace.
▪ Now, more than twenty years later, the Breton presbyter had lost none of his grace or his repose.
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.
a fool and his money are soon parted
a man of his word
▪ He was a man of his word, and I had great respect for his intellect.
▪ But Dan is a man of his word.
▪ Crazy Horse was a man of his word and was furious at the duplicity of the white man....
▪ He was, as much as was possible in a world where the buck was almighty, a man of his word.
an Englishman's home is his castle
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
be yours/hers/his etc alone
▪ Even when your growing brain shared my blood, your dreams were yours alone.
▪ She had never helped with any of the bills, so he felt that the house was his alone.
▪ The next job was his alone.
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.
each to his/their own
▪ Fathers should customize each to their own particular needs and situation.
▪ It is a case of each to his own cell with no slopping out.
every dog has its/his day
for my/his part etc
▪ Curtis, for his part, wished he felt as confident as he had tried to sound.
▪ Gates, for his part, says he tries not to stray too far from talking about technology.
▪ I for my part have some difficulty in accepting that.
▪ I, for my part, would take the second of the two roads.
▪ Kennedy, for his part, seemed open to the reasonable accommodation.
▪ Mr McLean, for his part, will offer a guilty plea to the charge of actual bodily harm.
▪ My grandfather, for his part, had found lodgings for the two boys through an advertisement in a church magazine.
▪ Nick, for his part, really wants to live.
his lordship
▪ He had assumed his lordship like any other feudal lord.
▪ It was clear to him that if he said he could, his lordship would take him.
▪ Jun. 805, where his Lordship dismissed a petition to expunge the proof of a surety against the estate of a co-surety.
▪ Madeleine said she didn't mind, but you could see his lordship was going down like a dose of castor oil.
▪ Naturally, his lordship was greatly distressed and immediately made plans to dispatch funds and commiserations to Frau Bremann.
▪ The porter was reprimanded and a humble apology was presented to his Lordship.
▪ Thus it was that his greatest hurdle to date had been asking his lordship for a job.
his/her etc eyes were popping (out of his/her etc head)
his/her nibs
my/his/your etc word
sb can't do sth to save his/her life
sb puts his pants on one leg at a time
that's your/his etc problem
▪ Anyway, that's your problem.
the world and his wife
▪ It seemed that all the world and his wife were in Madrid.
▪ Nick and Clem will have invited half the world and his wife, anyway.
▪ Now all the world and his wife seems to have heard of them!
▪ Only all the world and his wife, if I know Igor.
▪ The reason the world and his wife head for these shores is they know that their chances of deportation are virtually non-existent.
▪ This also facilitated close up shots to be taken without the world and his wife looking on.
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 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/his lordship
▪ Jun. 805, where his Lordship dismissed a petition to expunge the proof of a surety against the estate of a co-surety.
▪ Nor did his Lordship draw any demarcation between administrative institutions and inferior courts for the purposes of review.
▪ The reason you want to see his lordship has nothing to do with gratitude and you know it.
your/his/her Royal Highness
The Collaborative International Dictionary

His

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[=i], 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.

    Thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
    --Gen. iii. 16.

    Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou serve.
    --Deut. x. 20.

  2. Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and usually followed by a relative pronoun.

    He that walketh with wise men shall be wise.
    --Prov. xiii. 20.

  3. Man; a male; any male person; -- in this sense used substantively.
    --Chaucer.

    I stand to answer thee, Or any he, the proudest of thy sort.
    --Shak.

    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.

His

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 obsolete.

    No comfortable star did lend his light.
    --Shak.

    Who can impress the forest, bid the tree Unfix his earth-bound root?
    --Shak.

    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.

  2. The possessive of he; as, the book is his. ``The sea is his, and he made it.''
    --Ps. xcv. 5.

Wikipedia

His

His is the possessive form of he.

His or HIS may also refer to:

HIS (automotive group)

HIS (Herstellerinitiative Software, German for 'OEM software initiative') is an interest group consisting of the car manufacturers Audi, BMW, Daimler AG, Porsche and Volkswagen.

Innovation in modern vehicles is to a great extent realized by software in electronic control units. Therefore, vehicle manufacturers must extend their competence in the basics and methods of software design and quality assurance for microprocessor based control units. This has motivated the companies mentioned before to bundle their activities as long as they are not relevant for competition.

HIS only works on topics which can be handled within a timeframe of up to 2 years. The common goal is to achieve and use joint standards, either by supporting standardization bodies, or where they do not exist, by developing standards. Work is performed in working groups which are established when needed. Significant work has been performed e.g. in the areas of standard software modules, process maturity levels, software test, software tools and programming of control units.

HIS results are available under www.automotive-his.de

Wiktionary

his

det. Belonging to him. (from 8th c.) pron. 1 That which belongs to him; the possessive case of he, used without a following noun. 2 (alternative spelling of His English)

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

his

Old English his (genitive of he), from Proto-Germanic *hisa (cognates: Gothic is, German es). Originally also the neuter possessive pronoun, but replaced in that sense c.1600 by its. In Middle English, hisis was tried for the absolute pronoun (compare her/hers), but it failed to stick. For dialectal his'n, see her.

WordNet

Usage examples of "his".

A shadow seemed to settle on his heart as he thought of the Aberrant lady they had met in Axekami.

It seems likely that Raeder took this step largely because he wanted to anticipate any sudden aberration of his unpredictable Leader.

This was the final consequence and the shattering cost of the aberration which came over the Nazi dictator in his youthful gutter days in Vienna and which he imparted to - or shared with - so many of his German followers.

For the mind and the passion of Hitler - all the aberrations that possessed his feverish brain - had roots that lay deep in German experience and thought.

Ab his cognoscit non longe ex eo loco oppidum Cassivellauni abesse silvis paludibusque munitum, quo satis magnus hominum pecorisque numerus onvenerit.

No one could doubt that Philip Augustus would abet his vassal, the Countess of Poitou, in dispositions so well calculated to thwart the Angevin.

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.

I am charged with aiding and abetting his escape it seems to me that I have a right to know who he is.

The conflict, grown beyond the scope of original plans, had become nothing less than a fratricidal war between the young king and the Count of Poitou for the succession to the Angevin empire, a ghastly struggle in which Henry was obliged to take a living share, abetting first one and then the other of his furious sons.

The name of his partially duped accomplice and abettor in this last marvelous assault, is no other than PHILIP LYNCH, Editor and Proprietor of the Gold Hill News.

These observations arose out of a motion made by Lord Bathurst, who had been roughly handled by the mob on Friday, for an address praying that his majesty would give immediate orders for prosecuting, in the most effectual manner, the authors, abettors, and instruments of the outrages committed both in the vicinity of the houses of parliament and upon the houses and chapels of the foreign ministers.

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

Scott Velie commenced his prepared speech as he sat, holding in abeyance his moment for rising, which was timed to occur at the delivery of a key sentence halfway into his brief statement.

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.