\ðˈe͡ɪ], \ðˈeɪ], \ð_ˈeɪ]\
Definitions of THEY
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Daniel Lyons
These or those understood or mentioned.
By James Champlin Fernald
Denoting persons or things; also indefinitely used.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
The nom. plu. of he, she, of it, denothing more than one person or thing; used indefinitely, as "they say"-that is, the world at large. Note.-They, their, them, may with strict propriety be employed, even though their correlatives be in the sing. number; the use of these forms as singulars tends to prevent awkward repetitions and direct personalities. Such a form of expression as, "neither John nor his sister could recite his or her lessons," though strictly and grammatically correct, is an awkward one, and sounds harshly: 'neither John nor his sister could recite their lessons" is more pleasant to the ear, and is quaite in accordance with common usage:" In lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves."-Philip. ii. 3.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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