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- (neologism, reflexive) hir, themself; Gender-neutral third-person singular object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject, coordinate with gendered himself and herself.
2000, Peter David, Renaissance, Star Trek New Frontier: Excalibur #2, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0743422260, OL 3665551M, page 229:
2009, Pope Gus Rasputin Nishnabotna Sni-A-Bar, “Biscuitus”, in The Nuclear Platypus Biscuit Bible: A Spiritual Guide for the Disciples of Biscuitism, ISBN 9780578026633, LCCN 2008900551, page 16:
- Alas, S/He then remembered S/He had created Hirself to be omnisciently all-knowing and all-seeing, so there were no possibilities S/He didn't already know.
2010 October 12, Erica Lopez, The Girl Must Die: A Monster Girl Memoir, Hicken, Jeffrey, San Francisco: Monster Girl Media, ISBN 978-0984401406, LCCN 21010902427, page 143:
2011, Jody Norton, “Transchildren and the Discipline of Children's Literature”, in Kidd, Kenneth B.; Abate, Michelle Ann editors, Over the Rainbow: Queer Children's and Young Adult Literature, University of Michigan, LCC PS374.H63 O84 2011, ISBN 9780472071463, page 306:
- (neologism, emphatic) sie; an intensive repetition of a gender-neutral subject, often used to indicate exclusiveness of that person as the only satisfier of a predicate.
1997 December 18, Kate Bornstein, My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely, London, New York: Routledge, LCC HQ1075.B69 1998, ISBN 9780415916738, LCCN 98134184, OL 7495768M, page 164:
- The trouble starts when gender (identity) ceases to be a reference point for connecting with a living growing person and is substituted for the person hirself.
2002, Frank Schaap, The Words That Took Us There: Ethnography in a Virtual Reality, Amsterdam: Aksant Academic Publishers, ISBN 9055891991, OL 17062341M, page 90:
- OOC talk and actions are taken to represent the player hirself and help other players to form an image, however tentative it may be, of that player.
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