A Dictionary of the English Language
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My. pronoun possessive. [See Mine.] Belonging to me. My is used before a substantive, and mine anciently and properly before a vowel. My is now commonly used indifferently before both. My is used when the substantive follows, and mine when it goes before: as, this is my book; this book is mine.

Her feet she in my neck doth place. Spenser.

I conclude my reply with the words of a Christian poet. Bramhall.

If my soul had free election
To dispose of her affection.

I shall present my reader with a journal. Addison.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Bramhall, John (9) · Spenser, Edmund (254) · Waller, Edmund (63)

Attributes: Pronoun (5)

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