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she
she1 [ weak ʃı, strong ʃi ] pronoun ***
She is used as the subject of a verb. Some people prefer to use she after the verb to be but this sounds very formal and old-fashioned:
Was it she who spoke to the press? In American English, however, This is she is the usual way that a woman replies on the telephone when someone asks to speak to her:
May I speak with Mrs. Elpin? This is she.
1. ) used for referring to a woman, girl, or female animal, when they have already been mentioned or when it is obvious which one you are referring to:
I was with Lisa when she bought her wedding dress.
Our cat's been bad-tempered since she had kittens.
2. ) MAINLY LITERARY used for referring to a nation, a ship, or a car, when it has already been mentioned or when it is obvious which one you are referring to:
There were over two thousand people aboard the Titanic when she left England.
She'll do a hundred and twenty miles an hour easily.
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she 2 [ ʃi ] noun singular SPOKEN
a female animal:
I couldn't tell if the tortoise was a he or a she.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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