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his (3 “its” is S., but much less freq.)
1. =that one's 2H6 II. i. 131 “his” (Ff “it,” mod. edd. “that†) cunning . . . that could” . . ., Mac. IV. iii. 80 “Desire his jewels and this other's house.”
2. often=the genitive inflexion “'s” Tp. II. i. 244 [236] “the king, his son's alive” Ham. II. ii. 520 [512] “Mars his armour” (Qq1-4 “Marses Armor,” Ff “Mars his Armours”); occas. joined redundantly with “'s” John I. i. 139 “Sir Robert's his.”
3. =its (very freq.) Tp. I. ii. 295 “I will rend an oak And peg thee in his knotty entrails.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 4.3
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, King John, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 2.1
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