Thine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • pron. & a Thine A form of the possessive case of the pronoun thou, now superseded in common discourse by your, the possessive of you, but maintaining a place in solemn discourse, in poetry, and in the usual language of the Friends, or Quakers.☞ In the old style, thine was commonly shortened to thi thy) when used attributively before words beginning with a consonant; now, thy is used also before vowels. Thine is often used absolutely, the thing possessed being understood.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • thine Of thee; the original genitive of the pronoun thou.
    • thine Of thee; belonging to thee. Compare mine, 2.
    • thine Belonging or pertaining to thee: in this sense a possessive. Used predicatively.
    • thine Used attributively, with the force of an adjective: commonly preferred before a vowel to thy, and now used only in that situation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • pron Thine thīn (poss. form of thou) belonging to thee: thy.
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Quotations

  • Akhenaton
    Akhenaton
    “Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If thine enemy offend thee, give his child a drum.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
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    “Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.”
  • Wes Smith
    Wes Smith
    “Seek but provision of bread and wine, fools to flatter, and clothing fine; and nothing of God shall ever be thine.”
  • Titus Maccius Plautus
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    “What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine.”
  • Alexander Wilson
    Alexander Wilson
    “Think for thyself one good idea, but known to be thine own, is better than a thousand gleaned from fields by others sown.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. thin, AS. ðīn, originally gen. of ðu, ðū, thou; akin to G. dein, thine, Icel. þinn, possessive pron., þīn, gen. of þū thou, Goth. þeins, possessive pron., þeina, gen. of þu, thou. See Thou, and cf. Thy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. thín, thy—thín, gen. of thú, thou; Ger. dein.

Usage

In literature:

Mercy have, and keep us lowly In the hollow of Thine hand.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
I have lived long and have amassed great wealth which will soon be thine.
"Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends" by Gertrude Landa
Was that thine echo, faint and far?
"Victorian Songs" by Various
Come and learn what His Holiness is, and what thine is and must be.
"Holy in Christ" by Andrew Murray
Either mine hand at midnight as my husband's Clasps thine, or gives this paper to Alfonso!
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 5, May 1810" by Various
Thou hast sanctified the grave by Thine own presence, and divested it of all its terrors.
"The Faithful Promiser" by John Ross Macduff
Receive a stranger into thine house, and he will distract thee with brawls, and estrange thee from thine own.
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
I swear 'twas not thine art.
"Oedipus King of Thebes" by Sophocles
A strange unlikely errand, sure, is thine.
"Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold" by Matthew Arnold
Thou wert best write thy chronicle thine own way.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
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In poetry:

If thou art Christ, see here this heart of mine,
Torn, empty, moaning, and unblest!
Had ever heart more need of thine,
If thine indeed hath rest?
"The Healer" by George MacDonald
Again there came the voice and said:
"Gold for that soul of thine were shame;
Thine be that thing for which have bled
Both Gods and men,--high Fame.
""In Exchange For His Soul!"" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Remember well ye wondrous days of old,
The years of ages long before thee told,
Ask all thy fathers who the truth will show,
Or ask thine elders for thine elders know.
"Moses" by Thomas Parnell
Speaking or asking thou broughtest me sorrow;
Eyes thine and words thine seemed wanting to borrow
Clearness more pure and thoughts, victory gaining
Beyond my attaining.
"Frida" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Is it not thine, O God, this passing world?
Is it not thine to give it at thy will?
But now thou mad'st it,it was all thine own,
Hast thou not power to bestow it still?
"The Rejected Prayer" by Caroline Fry
When lo! she stood beside him, pure and fair,
With tender eyes that blessed him as he lay;
And lo! she knelt and clasped his dying hands,
And murmured, "I am thine, am thine at last."
"Gloria The True" by Marietta Holley

In news:

Drink to me with thine eyes The Sonoma County Wine Library—where readers 'pour' over texts.
" Drink to me only with thine ears…".
Thine eyes have seen the "spooky".
To thine own self be true.
Théine captures that vibe to a tee, so to speak.
(Early) Friday Poll: Know Thine Enemy.
Drink to me with thine eyes The Sonoma County Wine Library—where readers 'pour' over texts.
"Pulling the Beam Out of Thine Own Eye".
Lee Marvin Be Thine Name The Prospect Theatre in Modesto has staged the world premiere of Nick Zagone's "Lee Marvin Be Thine Name".
"Drink to me only with thine ears…".
Know Thine Enemy A Spy's Journey into Revolutionary Iran By EDWARD SHIRLEY Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Shakespeare quoted in his play, "Hamlet": "To thine own self be true.
To thine own self be true: Tyler James Myers (left) and Peter Macon in Ghost Light.
Craig Thines takes his oath as the board president of the Easton Valley School District during the board's first meeting on Monday in Preston.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
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