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my

1 determiner
     
my1 S1 W1 [possessive form of 'I']
1 used by the person who is speaking to show that something belongs to or is connected with himself or herself:
Have you seen my car keys?
My mother phoned last night.
I'm sure you don't want to listen to all my problems.
Even my own family wouldn't believe me.
an apartment of my own
2

my goodness/my God etc

used when you are surprised or shocked about something:
Oh my God! I've missed the train.
3

my dear/darling/love etc

used when talking or writing to someone that you love or like a lot:
Happy Birthday, my love.

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