She

Definitions

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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • She A woman; a female; -- used substantively. "Lady, you are the cruelest she alive."
    • She 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.""Then Sarah denied, . . . for she was afraid."
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"HE FELT THAT SHE WAS TREMBLING." "HE FELT THAT SHE WAS TREMBLING."
"WHY, WHATEVER IS THE MATTER?' SHE CRIED." "WHY, WHATEVER IS THE MATTER?' SHE CRIED."
She would build a monument that would tower up to the skies She would build a monument that would tower up to the skies
"How sweet she would look!" "How sweet she would look!"
She took a awful cold She took a awful cold
SHE SPRANG AWAY FROM HIM, ALL AT ONCE, INTO THE GARDEN SHE SPRANG AWAY FROM HIM, ALL AT ONCE, INTO THE GARDEN
WHEN SHE CAME TO THE GATE IN THE WALL SHE KNOCKED WHEN SHE CAME TO THE GATE IN THE WALL SHE KNOCKED
OVER SHE HAD TO GO SOMEHOW OVER SHE HAD TO GO SOMEHOW

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A female ferret can die if she goes into heat and cannot find a mate
    • she 3d pers. fem., possessive her or hers, objective her; nom. pl. they, possessive their or theirs, objective them. The nominative feminine of the pronoun of the third person, used as a substitute for the name of a female, or of something personified in the feminine. Compare he, especially for the forms her, hers.
    • she She is often used by people of small education or of comparatively secluded lives for the female that is chief in importance to the speaker, especially a wife; in this case it has a peculiar emphasis, separating the person referred to from all other women: as, “Sit down, she 'll be here in a minute.” Compare the similar use of he.
    • she She was formerly and is still dialectally sometimes used as an indeclinable form.
    • she In the English of the Scotch Highlanders she is commonly used for he; so her for his.
    • n she A female person; a woman: correlative to he, a man.
    • n she A female animal; a beast, bird, or fish of the female sex: correlative to he, a male animal: hence used attributively or as an adjective prefix, signifying ‘female,’ with names of animals, or, in occasional or humorous use, of other beings: as, a she-bear, a she-cat, a she-devil, etc. See he, n., 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
    • pron. fem She shē the female understood or previously mentioned: sometimes used as a noun for a woman or other female.
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Quotations

  • Enid Bagnold
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    “A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.”
  • Bruce Willis
    Bruce Willis
    “My wife heard me say I love you a thousand times, but she never once heard me say sorry”
  • Mary Mcdowell
    Mary Mcdowell
    “The test of man is how well he is able to feel about what he thinks. The test of a woman is how well she is able to think about what she feels.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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    “When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.”
  • Randolph Churchill
    Randolph Churchill
    “Be England what she will, with all her faults she is my country still.”
  • Mary S. Almanac
    Mary S. Almanac
    “She didn't know it couldn't be done, so she went ahead and did it.”

Idioms

She'll be apples - (AU) A very popular old Australian saying meaning everything will be all right, often used when there is some doubt.
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That's all she wrote - (USA) This idiom is used to show that something has ended and there is nothing more to say about something.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. she, sche, scheo, scho, AS. seó, fem. of the definite article, originally a demonstrative pronoun; cf. OS. siu, D. zij, G. sie, OHG. siu, , si, Icel. , sjā, Goth. si, she, , fem. article, Russ. siia, fem., this, Gr. , fem. article, Skr. , syā,. The possessive her, or hers, and the objective her, are from a different root. See Her
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Orig. the fem. of the def. art. in A.S.—viz. seó, which in the 12th century began to replace heó, the old fem. pron.

Usage

In literature:

She said if she had been younger she should never have agreed to my coming.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
As she went she told herself that she was right; she applauded her own courage, but what, oh!
"Miss Mackenzie" by Anthony Trollope
She was petulant, but not ill-tempered; the thing she cried for to-day she forgot to-morrow.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
She was certain she had already paid it; she was certain she had given Philippina the money to pay it.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
So now she knows she is all right, provided always she does not go to sleep.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
She's a right to call herself whatever she likes, and she asks no favors.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
She had been seventeen at the time; to-day she was two-and-twenty.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
Once more she thought she saw the bed-curtains sway; she fancied she heard a movement behind her.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
She would walk where she liked; she would also talk to whom she liked.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
Now that the thing she was afraid of had become a fact, she told herself that she might have known, that she had known it all the time.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
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In poetry:

She smiling blush'd, and blushing smiled,
And sweetly blushing thus,
She look'd as she'd been got with child
By young Favonius.
"The Apron Of Flowers" by Robert Herrick
Home they brought her warrior dead:
She nor swooned, nor uttered cry:
All her maidens, watching, said,
'She must weep or she will die.'
"The Princess (part 5)" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
She comes! she comes! — like flash of flame
Can lovers' footsteps fly:
She comes! she comes! — she only came
To see her Tristrem die.
"Thomas the Rhymer" by Sir Walter Scott
Home they brought her warrior dead:
She nor swooned, nor uttered cry:
All her maidens, watching, said,
‘She must weep or she will die.’
"Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
And the mother gave, in tears and pain,
The flowers she most did love;
She knew she should find them all again
In the fields of light above.
"Voices Of The Night : The Reaper And The Flowers" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
She waited for him till he came;
Though he departs, she doth survive,
And, fondly careful of his fame,
Through hers she keeps his name alive.
"Nature And the Book" by Alfred Austin

In news:

At a little over a year old, she's still a puppy, so she shows her love in the only way she knows how: to jump and wiggle to grab all of your attention.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports Linda Watkins had no problem paying the $92 water bill she received in August because she knew she was using more water than usual.
She likes to check in and let me know where she is, or what time she'll be home.
She was calm and laid back, she barely ever cried, and she was an amazing sleeper.
As she made her way down an alley, she stooped to pick up an empty carton, at which point she suddenly felt herself being pushed to the ground.
She wanted to buy the car as soon as possible, she said, because she thought it would sell before she returned home in July.
In 1930, she gave birth to her only child and the next year opened a private practice in her Atlanta home so she could embody the advice she gave parents: Be the one to raise your child.
It looks like she might think she is because she was spotted buying a pregnancy test and RadarOnline.com has the photos of her suspicious purchase.
She said she would get back with me and she did.
Even now, she winces when she thinks of the way she used to manage her staff.
The woman who rented the home says she didn't have renter 's insurance, and now she's wondering how she will replace it all.
She had a modeling job for a while, but she just could not stay awake during normal business hours because she was up all night surfing the web, so she had been fired.
According to the Washington Post, outgoing CEA chair Christina Romer said "she wishes she could redo" the infamous January 2010 economic report in which she projected that the stimulus would keep the unemployment rate under 8 percent.
Vuckovic acknowledged on the witness stand that she had handed the phone to Herring on both visits and allowed him to make calls, but she said she had never been told that cellphones were prohibited.
She said she was walking to school when she heard footsteps behind her.
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In science:

Hence the candidate should either produce random numbers which give 50% errors or he/she should try to calculate the prediction of the perceptron, in this case an error higher than 50% is possible.
Predicting and generating time series by neural networks: An investigation using statistical physics
She keeps one qubit per singlet and uses the others to simulate a n qubit block, see Fig. 1.
Quantum cryptography with fewer random numbers
We also prove several theorems cited by Kenyon, Okounkov, and Sheffield in their recent exact solution of the dimer model on general planar lattices.
Random Surfaces
Thus, the demon generates as much entropy as she suppresses and there is no violation of the second law.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
The developer can de fine prot ocols for forming teams and she/he can try to program agents which respect the given protocol.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
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