You. pron. [oƿ, ıuh, Saxon; the accusative of ᵹ, y.]
- The oblique case of ye.
Ye have heard of the disponsation of the grace of God, which is given me to you ward. Eph. iii. 2.
I thought to show you
How easy 'twas to die, by my example,
And hansel fate before you. Dryden's Cleomenes.
- It is used in the nominative; and though first introduced by corruption, is now established.
You nimble lightnings, dart your blinding flames
Into her scornful eyes. Shakesp. King Lear.
- It is the ceremonial word for the second person singular, and is always used, except in solemn language.
Madam, the fates withstand, and you
Are destin'd Hymen's willing victim too. Pope.
- It is used indefinitively, as the French on.
We passed by what was one of those rivers of burning matter: this 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 on Italy.