yours (yrz, yôrz)
pron. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)Idiom:
1. Used to indicate the one or ones belonging to you: The larger boots are yours. If I can't find my book, I'll take yours.
2. Used often with an adverbial modifier in the complimentary close of a letter: Sincerely yours.
I, myself, or me: "Let me talk about a typical day in the life of yours truly" (Robert A. Spivey).
[Middle English, from your, your; see YOUR.]
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