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Yours, absol. poss. pron. == that or those belonging or pertaining to you; 1) with reference to a preceding noun: “my good will is to it, and yours it is against,” Tp. III, 1, 31. “his brother and yours,” V, 12. Gent. II, 1, 2. Gent. II, 1, 2 II, 4, 124. IV, 2, 92. V, 4, 172. Wiv. II, 2, 170. Meas. IV, 3, 109. Meas. IV, 3, 109 V, 502. Merch. IV, 1, 96. All's I, 3, 13. R3 IV, 1, 89 etc.
2) without reference, == your property: “you are no longer yours than you yourself here live,” Sonn. 13, 2. “what's mine is yours and what is yours is mine,” Meas. V, 543. All's IV, 4, 29. H8 III, 2, 199. Ant. III, 4, 28. yours, yours, a courteous phrase in parting, Hml. V, 2, 190. Peculiar expression: “we are yours in the garden,” Wint. I, 2, 178 (== we are at your service); cf. “I have wounds to show you, which shall be yours in private,” Cor. II, 3, 83.
== the persons belonging to you, your friends or relations: “doth turn his hate on you or yours,” R3 II, 1, 33. R3 II, 1, 33 “as well I tender you and all of yours,” II, 4, 72. “beggared yours for ever,” Mcb. III, 1, 91. “mine will now be yours, and should we shift estates, yours would be mine,” Ant. V, 2, 151.
3) with reference to a following noun, from which it is separated: “in yours and my discharge,” Tp. II, 1, 254. cf. “in theirs and in the commons' ears,” Cor. V, 6, 4.
4) of yours == of you: “were some child of yours alive,” Sonn. 17, 13. gentle breath of yours my sails must fill, Tp. Epil. Sonn. 17, 13 “some love of yours,” Gent. I, 2, 79. IV, 4, 62. Err. I, 2, 82. Cor. V, 3, 68. Hml. III, 1, 93 etc. And even: “advance of yours that phraseless hand,” Compl. 225. “the nameless friend of yours,” Gent. II, 1, 111. “that merry sconce of yours,” Err. I, 2, 79. “she hath that ring of yours,” All's V, 3, 209. “that flattering tongue of yours,” As IV, 1, 189. H4A III, 3, 53. H6A IV, 6, 43. Caes. IV, 2, 40 etc.
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