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    Smile meaning

    The superstition that if you break a mirror, you will have seven years' bad luck, comes from the belief in ancient times that a person's reflection was part of "their" soul.
    What does "their" refer to?

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    Re: meaning

    to 'person', and 'their' is used as a non-gender possessive pronoun - that is, so we don't have to write 'his' OR 'her', or have to write 'her/his'

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