- (used to refer to a generic or unspecified person previously mentioned, about to be mentioned, or present in the immediate context): I have my book—does everyone else have theirs?
- (used to refer to a specific or known person previously mentioned, about to be mentioned, or present in the immediate context): The child couldn’t say whether or not the coat was theirs.
- (used to refer to a nonbinary or gender-nonconforming person previously mentioned, about to be mentioned, or present in the immediate context): I've already gotten my coffee, but Morgan is still waiting to get theirs.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH theirstheirs , there's
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How to use theirs in a sentence
And will this become four, if Cole and Helen have theirs added too?What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale|Tim Teeman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
(Genesis 9:25) You disclaim these voices from the past, but to LGBT people, your voice sounds a lot like theirs.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around|Jay Michaelson|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Theirs is one of the most star-crossed bromances of our time.James Franco and Seth Rogen Get ‘Naked and Afraid’… And It’s Hilarious|Marlow Stern|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The voice of Eric Garner, outside his corner store, not theirs.The Day I Used Eric Garner’s Voice|Joshua DuBois|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mark Reay knows his predicament is very different from theirs.This Fashion World Darling Is Homeless|Erica Wagner|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was hardly to be found in all Southern Tennessee a more contented, shiftless, ill-bestead family than theirs.Ramona|Helen 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 Islands|John Foreman
He forgot all his historical knowledge before the examination—they usually forget theirs shortly after.Assimilative Memory|Marcus 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 Baines|Clarence 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 Bruce|A. F. Murison