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Definition of "him" []

  • Used as the direct object of a verb: They saw him at the meeting. (pronoun)
  • Used as the indirect object of a verb: They offered him a ride. (pronoun)
  • Used as the object of a preposition: This telephone call is for him. (pronoun)
  • Informal Used as a predicate nominative: It's him. See Usage Note at I1. (pronoun)
  • Nonstandard Used reflexively as the indirect object of a verb: He bought him some new clothes. See Note at me. (pronoun)
  • Refers to a male person or animal (pronoun)

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Use "him" in a sentence
  • "She stood on the sidewalk and looked at him through the window, not smiling, not frowning, more like _studying _him, for what seemed like the longest moment of his life."
  • "The collective culture of Capitalism created Madoff, celebrated people like him in pop-culture, - created millions * just like him* and/or aspired to BE him and now the MSM is running out of bad-apples to distract us with so that Americans don't see the slimy, rotted trunk of the Free Market tree that's falling in the yard."
  • "Diary Entry by Alan MacDonald (about the author) yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Let\'s use the Health Care bill as an Obama "teaching moment"'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Let\'s use the Health Care bill as an Obama \'teaching moment\' --- not him \'teaching us\ 'but us \'teaching him\'! '"