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thine Line breaks: thine
Pronunciation: /ðʌɪn/

Definition of thine in English:

possessive pronoun

Archaic form of yours; the thing or things belonging to or associated with thee. his spirit will take courage from thine
More example sentences
  • Then pray consent & make me thine, to save from death your Valentine.
  • Son of George, with what art thou now again discontent, or what lack is thine?
  • It is status symbol, emblem of success, a marker that separates me from thee, mine from thine, my worth from your worthlessness.

possessive determiner

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form of thy used before a vowel. inquire into thine own heart
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  • They contain small packets of rice, along with the biblical inscription ‘If thine enemies hunger, feed them.’
  • Remember, Jesus says ‘I come not to bring peace but a sword’, and ‘if thine eye offend you, gouge it out’ - all very jolly, I must say.
  • Now, tell me where in ‘love thine enemies‘does intolerance and blind hatred belong?


Old English thīn, of Germanic origin; related to German dein, also to thou1.


The use of thine is still found in some traditional dialects but elsewhere it is restricted to archaic contexts. See also thou1 (usage).

Words that rhyme with thine

align, assign, benign, brine, chine, cline, combine, condign, confine, consign, dine, divine, dyne, enshrine, entwine, fine, frontline, hardline, interline, intertwine, kine, Klein, line, Main, malign, mine, moline, nine, on-line, opine, outshine, pine, Rhein, Rhine, shine, shrine, sign, sine, spine, spline, stein, Strine, swine, syne, tine, trine, twine, Tyne, underline, undermine, vine, whine, wine

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