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our

determiner
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
by our standards (=judging by what we are used to)
▪ The equipment was very old-fashioned by our standards.
it is our fervent hope thatformal (= used when saying that you hope very much that something will or will not happen)
▪ It is our fervent hope that change is coming.
my/our sympathy goes out to sbformal (= used to formally express sympathy)
▪ Our sympathy goes out to Peggy in her great loss.
our Beijing/Cairo/Washington etc correspondent (=sending reports from a particular place - used by a newspaper or TV station)
▪ This report comes direct from our Tel Aviv correspondent.
outside our control
▪ Flight delays do occur, for reasons that are outside our control.
put our watches forward
▪ We put our watches forward by 2 hours.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Our Lady
▪ Grace, the sacraments, the church is divine, Our Lady, the saints, etc.
▪ I had a vision of Our Lady.
▪ Perhaps by name: Our Lady.
▪ That this fact was well appreciated by civil and ecclesiastical authorities is illustrated by the history of Our Lady of Einsiedeln.
▪ Why did you say it was Our Lady we saw?
Our Lord
▪ As unthinkable as Peter raising his voice to Our Lord.
▪ In the lunettes are the apostles - figures in white and below, scenes from the Life of Our Lord.
▪ Wrong Our Lord himself replaces Jacobs's ladder.
in our/their midst
▪ Another athlete with those same qualities now toils in our midst.
▪ As we rushed to prepare to open the Sale there appeared in our midst an unknown young man.
▪ But when the others sat for the Scripture readings, Ray McGovern remained upright in their midst, provoking wariness and speculation.
▪ Downstairs, when Jessica had stormed out, her parents had found themselves remarkably constrained by the stranger in their midst.
▪ He was the weevil in the fruit, according to Rex, the canker in their midst.
▪ People living in Surrey Street say they are tired of an unhealthy eyesore in their midst.
▪ The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and working in our midst.
▪ They insisted that the explosive events occurring in their midst were the work of the Holy Spirit.
our fellow man/men
▪ It is this that prompts a deep feeling of compassion for the sub-human world and for all our fellow men.
▪ That is, better an unattainable ideal than a limited attainable goal when it comes to the welfare of our fellow men.
our man
▪ After an hour our man was still bludgeoning away.
▪ As our men did not wish to write-off two company cars, the youth escaped.
▪ In our scheme, we do not ask for the initiative of our men.
▪ One of our men spotted a freshly dug fighting position.
▪ She asked if there were no more warriors among our men.
▪ The fire was the most terrible enemy our men met that day.
▪ We hide behind our men, peeping at each other in a curious and suspicious fashion.
our man in/at sth
▪ He slaughtered our men in forty minutes.
▪ Soon, reports our man in the black wellies, all he had left were four golden orfe and a koi.
▪ Still there was no demoralization of our men in line.
our/their eyes meet
▪ Their eyes met across the crowded room.
▪ As the woman searched for a seat, their eyes met and held.
▪ As their eyes met, Quinn suddenly felt that Stillman had become invisible.
▪ But when our eyes meet, the invisible daggers fly.
▪ In between times he looked out the window or stared at me, smiling when our eyes met.
▪ The family could hear her swift heavy steps, up there, and did not let their eyes meet.
▪ Then their eyes met and it was not about money.
▪ When their eyes meet she envisions the fulfillment of her dream of marrying a man with aristocratic connections not from Middlemarch.
our/your friend
▪ Our friend with the loud voice is back.
our/your/their differences
▪ By looking to the Bible and seeking spiritual guidance, he is taking steps to reconcile our differences.
▪ Despite our differences, I had no need or desire to slam the new administration.
▪ If our needs conflict I am certainly ready to explore our differences and I may be prepared to compromise.
▪ In recent weeks the two groups had buried their differences to stage joint armed protests across the country.
▪ So do you think that we could put our differences aside for just one evening?
▪ We discussed our differences and agreed to call an armistice.
▪ When you are weighing up which lender to go to for your loan, you ignore their differences at your peril.
these/British/our etc shores
▪ Even after the Renaissance and the rebirth of learning had reached these shores ears were still having a rough ride.
▪ His job was to show the captains of industry who came to these shores how to relax.
▪ In fact, nobody had made paved roads in Britain since the Romans left our shores.
▪ Meanwhile, beyond our shores, the world's industrial practices and capacities advanced.
▪ More than six centuries ago they had left these shores for Hamgyong Province in the North in search of a better life.
▪ The battle was lost, though, when many in high places yielded to pressures from beyond these shores.
▪ The reason the world and his wife head for these shores is they know that their chances of deportation are virtually non-existent.
▪ What would happen to us if 10,000 of them showed up on our shores?
with the compliments of sb/with our compliments
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Our

I \I\ ([imac]), pron. [poss. My (m[imac]) or Mine (m[imac]n); object. Me (m[=e]). pl. nom. We (w[=e]); poss. Our (our) or Ours (ourz); object. Us ([u^]s).] [OE. i, ich, ic, AS. ic; akin to OS. & D. ik, OHG. ih, G. ich, Icel. ek, Dan. jeg, Sw. jag, Goth. ik, OSlav. az', Russ. ia, W. i, L. ego, Gr. 'egw`, 'egw`n, Skr. aham. [root]179. Cf. Egoism.] The nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word with which a speaker or writer denotes himself.

Our

Our \Our\ (our), possessive pron. [AS. [=u]re our, of us; akin to [=u]s us, to us, and to G. unser our, of us, Goth. unsara. Of or pertaining to us; belonging to us; as, our country; our rights; our troops; our endeavors. See I.

The Lord is our defense.
--Ps. lxxxix. 18.

Note: When the noun is not expressed, ours is used in the same way as hers for her, yours for your, etc.; as, whose house is that? It is ours.

Our wills are ours, we know not how.
--Tennyson.

Our

We \We\ (w[=e]), pron.; pl. of I. [Poss. Our (our) or Ours (ourz); obj. Us ([u^]s). See I.] [As. w[=e]; akin to OS. w[=i], OFries. & LG. wi, D. wij, G. wir, Icel. v[=e]r, Sw. & Dan. vi, Goth. weis, Skr. vayam. [root]190.] The plural nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word with which a person in speaking or writing denotes a number or company of which he is one, as the subject of an action expressed by a verb.

Note: We is frequently used to express men in general, including the speaker. We is also often used by individuals, as authors, editors, etc., in speaking of themselves, in order to avoid the appearance of egotism in the too frequent repetition of the pronoun I. The plural style is also in use among kings and other sovereigns, and is said to have been begun by King John of England. Before that time, monarchs used the singular number in their edicts. The German and the French sovereigns followed the example of King John in

  1. d. 1200.

Wikipedia

Our

Our may refer to:

  • Our (river), in Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany
  • Our, Jura, a commune in France

Our (river)

The Our (pronunciation [u:r]; archaic ) is a river in Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. It is a left-hand tributary of the river Sauer/Sûre. Its total length is .

The source of the Our is in the High Fens in south-eastern Belgium, near Manderfeld. It flows southwards, more or less along the German-Belgian border, and after Ouren, along the German-Luxembourg border. The historic town of Vianden lies on the Our. The Our empties into the Sauer in Wallendorf.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

our

Old English ure "of us," genitive the first person pronoun, from Proto-Germanic *ons (cognates: Old Saxon usa, Old Frisian use, Old High German unsar, German unser, Gothic unsar "our"), from PIE *nes-, oblique case of personal pronoun in first person plural (source of Latin nos "we," noster "our"). Also compare ours. Ourselves (late 15c.), modeled on yourselves, replaced original construction we selfe, us selfum, etc.

Wiktionary

our

det. Belonging to us.

WordNet

Usage examples of "our".

He may have thought I was just as involved in the plan to evacuate our people to the Abesse as Mother was.

CHAPTER XLIX LAETITIA AND SIR WILLOUGHBY We cannot be abettors of the tribes of imps whose revelry is in the frailties of our poor human constitution.

Foreign intervention, openly invited and industriously instigated by the abettors of the insurrection, became imminent, and has only been prevented by the practice of strict and impartial justice, with the most perfect moderation, in our intercourse with nations.

We may, however, omit for the present any consideration of the particular providence, that beforehand decision which accomplishes or holds things in abeyance to some good purpose and gives or withholds in our own regard: when we have established the Universal Providence which we affirm, we can link the secondary with it.

But I have bethought me, that, since I am growing old and past the age of getting children, one of you, my sons, must abide at home to cherish me and your mother, and to lead our carles in war if trouble falleth upon us.

Wilt thou abide here by Walter thyself alone, and let me bring the imp of Upmeads home to our house?

Since Bull Shockhead would bury his brother, and lord Ralph would seek the damsel, and whereas there is water anigh, and the sun is well nigh set, let us pitch our tents and abide here till morning, and let night bring counsel unto some of us.

But this knight hath no affairs to look to: so if he will abide with us for a little, it will be our pleasure.

I have heard thy windy talk, and this is the answer: we will neither depart, nor come down to you, but will abide our death by your hands here on this hill-side.

I am to kill him over again, there is nothing for it but our abiding with him for the next few hours at least.

For I spake with thee, it is nigh two years agone, when thou wert abiding the coming of our Lady in the castle yonder But now I see of thee that thou art brighter-faced, and mightier of aspect than aforetime, and it is in my mind that the Lady of Abundance must have loved thee and holpen thee, and blessed thee with some great blessing.

At the same time, the desperation I heard in some voices made me wonder if Natch had been right to question our ability to make changes.

The fact that you saw what you did confirms your ability to be functional at our destination.

We are willing to absolve you from them provided that first, with a sincere heart and unfeigned faith, in our presence you abjure, curse and detest the said errors and heresies, and every other error and heresy contrary to the Catholic and Apostolic Church in the manner and form we will prescribe to you.

Our bargain was for three nights, and for three nights I lay with him, for I do not abjure my promise.