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his / hiz/ • possessive adj. 1. belonging to or associated with a male person or animal previously mentioned or easily identified: James sold his business. ∎  belonging to or associated with a person or animal of unspecified sex (in modern use chiefly replaced by “his or her” or “their”): any child with delayed speech should have his hearing checked. 2. (His) used in titles: His Honor His Lordship. • possessive pron. used to refer to a thing or things belonging to or associated with a male person or animal previously mentioned: he took my hand in his some friends of his. PHRASES: his and hers (of matching items) for husband and wife, or men and women: his and hers towels.

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his possessive adj. and pron. OE. his, gen. of HE1 and IT; cf. parallel forms on the base *i-, viz. OS., Goth. is, OHG. is, es.

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His (Ger.). The note B♯. Hisis, the (probably theoretical) note B♯♯.

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hisbiz, Cadíz, Cadiz, fizz, frizz, gee-whiz, his, is, jizz, Liz, Ms, phiz, quiz, squiz, swizz, tizz, viz, whizz, wiz, zizz •louis, Suez •scabies •Celebes, heebie-jeebies •showbiz • laches • Marches • breeches •Indies • undies • hafiz • Kyrgyz •Hedges • Bridges • Hodges • Judges •Rockies • walkies •Gillies, Scillies •pennies • Benares •Jefferies, Jeffreys •Canaries •Delores, Flores, furores •series • miniseries • Furies •congeries • Potteries • molasses •glasses • sunglasses • missus • suffix •falsies • fracases • galluses •Pontine Marshes • species •subspecies • conches • munchies •treatise •civvies, Skivvies •Velázquez • exequies • obsequies •Menzies • elevenses •cosies (US cozies), Moses •Joneses

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His (or his) Biochem. histidine

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