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A proof that experience is of no use, is that the end of one love does not prevent us from beginning another.Paul Bourget
- (RP) IPA: /jɔː(ɹ)z/, SAMPA: /jO:(r)z/
- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)z
- (US) enPR: yôrz, IPA: /jɔːɹz/, SAMPA: /jO:rz/
- Homophones: yaws (in non-rhotic accents)
- That which belongs to you; the possessive second person pronoun used without a following noun.
- If this edit is mine, the other must be yours.
- Their encyclopedia is good, but yours is even better.
- It’s all yours.
- (Written at the end of a letter, before the signature) Yours sincerely, Yours faithfully, Yours, Sincerely yours.
- In British English the adverb almost invariably follows the word yours at the end of a letter; in American English it usually precedes it. As a general rule, sincerely is only employed if the name of the recipient is already known to the writer; a letter begun with Dear Sir or Dear Madam finishes with faithfully. Yours on its own and yours ever are less formal than the other forms.
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