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synonyms for theirs

  • hers
  • his
  • its
  • mine
  • yours
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What is another word for theirs?

We don’t traditionally think of theirs as having synonyms, but there are several situations in which it can replace—or be replaced with—another term.

their

Sometimes you can reword what you’re saying to use their instead of theirs. For example, instead of saying This seat is theirs, you could say This is their seat. 

their own 

The phrase their own is sometimes used as another way of saying theirs. For example, instead of saying After tasks are assigned, each group should focus only on theirs, you could say After tasks are assigned, each group should focus only on their own.

Other possessives

Instead of saying things like This house is his and hers, we usually use the plural form theirs, as in This house is theirs. Sometimes, though, it makes more sense to separate who owns what by using separate possessive words. For example, instead of saying These vehicles are theirs, you could say This car is his and this truck is hers.

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How to use theirs in a sentence

There was hardly to be found in all Southern Tennessee a more contented, shiftless, ill-bestead family than theirs.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
The rebels are said to have lost more than double this number, but whatever may have been the sacrifice, the victory was theirs.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
He forgot all his historical knowledge before the examination—they usually forget‌ theirs shortly after.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
Might start by showin' 'em a deed for a mill site down across from theirs at the railroad.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
So the Scots made merry in the day time, burnt great fires at night, and blew their horns 'as if all the world were theirs.'
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
They shall eat the victim both for sin and for trespass: and every vowed thing in Israel shall be theirs.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Jehosophat, Marmaduke, and Hepzebiah eat oats too but theirs are flattened out and cooked.
SEVEN O'CLOCK STORIESROBERT GORDON ANDERSON
Don't frown, Anne; ninety-nine men out of a hundred would have lost theirs; and you'll say so if ever I give you the details.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
He had carried with him to China a gospel different from theirs, and now brought back to France memorials against them.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO THEIRS

  • his
  • its
  • mine
  • theirs
  • yours
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.