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you    : [j'u]
thou \thou\ ([th]ou), pron. [Sing.: nom. {Thou}; poss. {Thy}
([th][imac]) or {Thine} ([th][imac]n); obj. {Thee}
([th][=e]). Pl.: nom. {You} (y[=oo]); poss. {Your} (y[=oo]r)
or {Yours} (y[=oo]rz); obj. {You}.] [OE. thou, [thorn]u, AS.
[eth][=u], [eth]u; akin to OS. & OFries. thu, G., Dan. & Sw.
du, Icel. [thorn][=u], Goth. [thorn]u, Russ. tui, Ir. & Gael.
tu, W. ti, L. tu, Gr. sy`, Dor. ty`, Skr. tvam. [root]185.
Cf. {Thee}, {Thine}, {Te Deum}.]
The second personal pronoun, in the singular number, denoting
the person addressed; thyself; the pronoun which is used in
addressing persons in the solemn or poetical style.
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Art thou he that should come? --Matt. xi. 3.
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Note: "In Old English, generally, thou is the language of a
lord to a servant, of an equal to an equal, and
expresses also companionship, love, permission,
defiance, scorn, threatening: whilst ye is the language
of a servant to a lord, and of compliment, and further
expresses honor, submission, or entreaty." --Skeat.
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Note: Thou is now sometimes used by the Friends, or Quakers,
in familiar discourse, though most of them corruptly
say thee instead of thou.
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You \You\ ([=u]), pron. [Possess. {Your} ([=u]r) or {Yours}
([=u]rz); dat. & obj. {You}.] [OE. you, eou, eow, dat. &
acc., AS. e['o]w, used as dat. & acc. of ge, g[=e], ye; akin
to OFries. iu, io, D. u, G. euch, OHG. iu, dat., iuwih, acc.,
Icel. y[eth]r, dat. & acc., Goth. izwis; of uncertain origin.
[root]189. Cf. {Your}.]
The pronoun of the second person, in the nominative, dative,
and objective case, indicating the person or persons
addressed. See the Note under {Ye}.
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Ye go to Canterbury; God you speed. --Chaucer.
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Good sir, I do in friendship counsel you
To leave this place. --Shak.
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In vain you tell your parting lover
You wish fair winds may waft him over. --Prior.
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Note: Though you is properly a plural, it is in all ordinary
discourse used also in addressing a single person, yet
properly always with a plural verb. "Are you he that
hangs the verses on the trees, wherein Rosalind is so
admired ?" --Shak. You and your are sometimes used
indefinitely, like we, they, one, to express persons
not specified. "The looks at a distance like a
new-plowed land; but as you come near it, you see
nothing but a long heap of heavy, disjointed clods."
--Addison. "Your medalist and critic are much nearer
related than the world imagine." --Addison. "It is
always pleasant to be forced to do what you wish to do,
but what, until pressed, you dare not attempt." --Hook.
You is often used reflexively for yourself of
yourselves. "Your highness shall repose you at the
tower." --Shak.
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34 Moby Thesaurus words for "you":
I, I myself, alter, alter ego, alterum, better self, ego,
ethical self, he, her, herself, him, himself, inner man,
inner self, it, me, my humble self, myself, number one, oneself,
other self, ourselves, self, she, subconscious self,
subliminal self, superego, them, themselves, they, yours truly,
yourself, yourselves



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