(-) Possessive form of the pronoun it. See It.
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poss. pron. the possessive of it.
- Himself has hitherto sufficed to the toil, and the toil draws near its close: his glorious sun hastens to its setting. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- But this base attempt to injure Mr. Pickwick recoiled upon the head of its calumnious author. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- Until Edison made his wonderful invention in 1877, the human race was entirely without means for preserving or passing on to posterity its own linguistic utterances or any other vocal sound. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- So old an art, and so great and continuous a need for its products necessarily must have resulted in much development and progress. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- When the iron parts with its carbon it loses its fluidity and becomes plastic and coherent, and is formed into balls called _blooms_. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- A short walk brought us to a secluded road fringed with pleasant houses, each standing in its own grounds. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- Even the children were instructed, each to dip a wooden spoon into Mr. Micawber's pot, and pledge us in its contents. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- Most of its issues are still undecided among Christians to this day. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Heaven was cloudless, and grand with the quiver of its living fires. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- Notwithstanding its simple action, its structure is complicated by a large amount of adding mechanism. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- While there are several distinct parts of this device, each having its individual function, they may be considered as a whole under the general term of the escapement. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- Yes; there it lies on its side, dried up; except for its plumage, very like myself. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Its object (in your English opinion) is anarchy and revolution. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- A cocoanut shell always has a soft spot at one end because this is the provision nature has made to allow the embryo of the future tree to push its way out of the hard shell. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- If for a generation or so machinery has had to wait its turn in the mine, it is simply because for a time men were cheaper than machinery. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- He was undeniably a prosperous man, bore his drinking better than others bore their moderation, and, on the whole, flourished like the green bay-tree. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- The Unquenchables had done their best to be worthy of the name, for like elves they had worked by night and conjured up a comical surprise. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- They mostly began to reign as old men, and their reigns were short, averaging less than two years each. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- People will pay as freely to gratify one passion as another, their resentment as their pride. Benjamin Franklin. Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin.
- These good people were absolutely ignorant that their land contained that which was quite as valuable as a gold-mine. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- And the bulk of your fortune would be laid out in annuities on the authors or their heirs. Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility.
- The energy which had at once supported him under his old sufferings and aggravated their sharpness, had been gradually restored to him. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- I quickened my pace, and, passing among them, wondering at their looks, went hurriedly in. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- Nor has he--except for their one great gift to him. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- I then signed to Mr. Peggotty to remain where he was, and emerged from their shade to speak to her. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- Traders and other undertakers may, no doubt with great propriety, carry on a very considerable part of their projects with borrowed money. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- The exultation and joy of the Pickwickians knew no bounds, when their patience and assiduity, their washing and scraping, were crowned with success. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- At every court there were groups of ministers and secretaries who played a Machiavellian game against their foreign rivals. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- But in spite of their efforts to be as cheery as larks, the flutelike voices did not seem to chord as well as usual, and all felt out of tune. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- But though the Mongols were victorious at Liegnitz, they did not continue their drive westward. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.