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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
gave us...a shock
▪ He gave us quite a shock.
let us imagine … (=used to encourage someone else to think about a possibility)
▪ Let us imagine that you are an employer who wants to recruit some new staff.
let us/let’s assume (that) (=used when thinking about a possible event or situation and its possible results)
▪ Let us assume for a moment that we could indeed fire her. Should we?
the lot of you/them/us (=all of you, them, or us)
▪ Shut up, the lot of you!
God help us
God help us
do me/us a favour!
one of us
▪ You can trust him - he's one of us.
▪ But tomorrow any one of us could be dead.
▪ Every one of us has prejudices of some kind in varying degrees.
▪ He let them win, and every one of us watching the game knows it.
▪ If one of us goes through menopause, we all suffer a collective hot flash.
▪ If one of us hits the half-century mark, we all do.
▪ If our intuitions differ, one of us at least is wrong, but we may be unable to find out which.
▪ To start with, neither one of us could fly.
▪ Who is he, to be provoked by one of us?
sb has decided to honour us with their presence
that makes two of us
▪ "I'd like to work in Hawaii." "That makes two of us."
▪ Well, that makes two of us, Hilary thought with a little smile as she sat at the table.
that makes two of us
▪ Well, that makes two of us, Hilary thought with a little smile as she sat at the table.
▪ Do you want to go with us to the fair?
▪ Kate told us she was getting a new car.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.


Us \Us\, pron. [OE. us, AS. ?s; akin to OFries. & OS. ?s, D. ons, G. uns, Icel. & Sw. oss, Dan. os, Goth. uns, L. nos we, us, Gr. ? we, Skr. nas us. ????. Cf. Nostrum, Our.] The persons speaking, regarded as an object; ourselves; -- the objective case of we. See We. ``Tell us a tale.''

Give us this day our daily bread.
--Matt. vi. 11.


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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

also U.S., abbreviation of United States, attested from 1834. U.S.A. for "United States of America" is recorded from 1885; before that it generally meant "U.S. Army."


Old English us (cognate with Old Saxon, Old Frisian us, Old Norse, Swedish oss, Dutch ons, German uns), accusative and dative plural of we, from PIE *nes- (2), forming oblique cases of the first person plural personal pronoun (cognates: Sanskrit nas, Avestan na, Hittite nash "us;" Greek no "we two;" Latin nos "we, us;" Old Church Slavonic ny "us," nasu "our;" Old Irish ni, Welsh ni "we, us"). The -n- is preserved in Germanic in Dutch ons, German uns.


Etymology 1 det. The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person. pron. 1 (context personal English) me and at least one other person; the objective case of '''we'''. 2 (context colloquial English) me Etymology 2

sym. (alternative spelling of µs English) Etymology 3

n. (plural of u English)

Us (Mull Historical Society album)

Us is the second album from Scottish indie band Mull Historical Society, and the follow-up to Loss. It includes the singles "The Final Arrears" and "Am I Wrong". Us (2003) received generally positive reviews; NME called it "a joyous slice of orchestral prozac". The track "The Supermarket Strikes Back" is a riposte to "Barcode Bypass" from Loss. After the album was released the record label, Warners, dropped the band.

US (disambiguation)

US or U.S. usually refers to the United States of America, a country in North America.

US, U.S., Us, us, or u.s. may also refer to:

Us (Regina Spektor song)

"Us" is the fifth track from American singer Regina Spektor's major label debut Soviet Kitsch. It was officially released as a single in 2006 for her UK compilation album Mary Ann Meets the Gravediggers and Other Short Stories by Regina Spektor. The song is notable for its use of a string quartet in addition to Spektor's usual piano and vocals. The song was also used in a UEFA Champions League Final montage, by ITV. This song was used in the film (500) Days of Summer.

Us (Peter Gabriel album)

Us is the sixth studio album (and ninth album overall) by the English rock musician Peter Gabriel, originally released in 1992. It was remastered, with most of Gabriel's catalogue, in 2002. Singles taken from the album included " Digging in the Dirt", " Steam", "Blood of Eden" (an early version of the track was previously featured in the 1991 Wim Wenders film Until the End of the World), and "Kiss That Frog". Promotional singles included "Come Talk to Me" and "Secret World."

On this album Gabriel explored the pain of recent personal problems; his failed first marriage, his relationship with actress Rosanna Arquette, and the growing distance between him and his first daughter.

The album was supported by the "Secret World Live" tour, named after its closing track, "Secret World". The tour spawned a live album and a concert film. The album was also promoted through a first-of-its-kind interactive multimedia software released for Macintosh computers called Xplora1: Peter Gabriel's Secret World, which featured several music videos from the album.

Us (film)

Us is a 1991 television movie broadcast on CBS, produced, written and directed by Michael Landon. Landon also starred in the film, along with Barney Martin and Casey Peterson. It was a pilot for what would have been Landon's fourth consecutive television series; Landon's death that year precluded its going ahead. Landon played Jeff Hayes, a man just released from prison after serving many years due to being wrongfully convicted of killing a wealthy man's wife.

Us (Brother Ali album)

Us is a studio album by American rapper Brother Ali. It was released on Rhymesayers Entertainment on September 22, 2009. The album is produced entirely by Ant.

Us (The Walking Dead)

"Us" is the fifteenth episode of the fourth season of the post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead; it aired on AMC on March 23, 2014. The episode was directed by Greg Nicotero and written by Nichole Beattie and Seth Hoffman.

In this episode, Glenn Rhee and Tara Chambler depart ways from Abraham, Rosita and Eugene to go to Terminus, instead of going to Washington, D.C., in hopes of a cure. Glenn and Tara struggle on the way to Terminus, with their main objective to find Glenn's wife, Maggie Greene. Meanwhile, after Beth's mysterious disappearance, Daryl Dixon now has joined the group of Claimers led by Joe ( Jeff Kober) but is at odds with some of its members.

The episode received very positive reviews, with many praising its simplicity and lighter tone, compared to the previous episode. It was also praised for its ending, which features the first appearance of Terminus, as well as the reunion between Glenn and Maggie.

Us (novel)

Us is a 2014 novel by English author David Nicholls for whom it won the Specsavers "UK Author of the Year" award. It was also long-listed for the 2014 Man Booker Prize.

US (play)

US was a 1966 experimental theatre play for the Royal Shakespeare Company, created by a group that included Denis Cannan, Michael Kustow, Sally Jacobs, Adrian Mitchell, Geoffrey Reeves, Albert Hunt and Michael Stott, and Peter Brook.

The play deals with the moral issues relating to the Vietnam War.

US, directed by Peter Brook, premiered on 13 October 1966 at the Aldwych Theatre, London. The cast included Glenda Jackson, Michael Williams and Clifford Rose.

In 1967, Benefit of the Doubt, a documentary by Peter Brook about the making of US was released. In 1968, Tell Me Lies, a British film based on US and directed and produced by Peter Brook, was released.

Usage examples of "us".

CHAPTER II SHOZ-DIJIJI THE years rolled by--happy, exciting years for the little boy, whether sitting at the feet of Morning Star listening to the legends of their people, or learning of the ways of the sun and the moon and the stars and the storms, or praying to Usen for health, for strength, for wisdom, or for protection, or being hurried to safety when enemies attacked.

All night he stood there in the high place praying to Usen, to ittindi, to the four winds.

For a thousand thousand years had this spring been hidden away from the sight of man, just where Usen had placed it for the use of the six tribes.

In ones or twos or threes the white-eyed men had stumbled upon these gifts of Usen to his people in the arid places, and presently a trail was beaten to them and many of the white-eyed ones came, and the birds and the game were frightened away.

The former turned over all the loot, except one rifle, a revolver and ammunition for himself, to Geronimo to distribute, announcing that he was going that very night to the high places to pray to Usen, to make big medicine and to prepare himself to become a warrior.

He was much alone, and many were the long nights he spent in some rugged, granite eerie praying to Usen and making strong medicine against future days of war.

Shis-Inday will again hold undisputed sway over the country that Usen gave them.

He grinned into the darkness as he recalled the story of how Usen created people.

In the beginning, when Usen brought the Apache out onto the earth to live, He taught them how to walk in the Life-way.

He neither shall be clothed In purple nor in pall, But in the fair white linen That usen babies all.

For such law as a man gives another wight, He should himselfe usen it by right.

What, within the broad and loving reach of Usen, Earth Mother, were those horrible things?

At least, we ask Usen, the Life-Giver, for permission to hunt his deer.

The equal of what ussed to lie beneath your own esstablishment, I am told.