they

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  1. A group of people, animals, plants{{, or objects previously mentioned. (defdate)

  2. (ux)

  3. (quote-book) |author= (w)|trans= (w) |publisher=Isaac Iaggard|url= https://books.google.co.nz/books?id=FEz6_FECCI0C |passage=(..)purſued his vnneighbourly purpoſe in ſuch ſort: that hee being the ſtronger perſwader, and ſhe (belike) too credulous in beleeuing or elſe ouer-feeble in reſiſting, from priuate imparlance, they fell to action; and continued their cloſe fight a long while together, vnſeene and vvithout ſuſpition, no doubt to their equall ioy and contentment.

  4. 2010, ''Iguana Invasion!: Exotic Pets Gone Wild in Florida'' (ISBN), page 9:

  5. There is no reason to be scared of iguanas. They do not attack humans.
  6. A single person, previously mentioned, especially if of unknown or non-binary gender, but not if previously named and identified as male or female. (defdate)

  7. (RQ:Authorized Version)

  8. Then shalt thou bring forth that man, or that woman (which haue committed that wicked thing) vnto thy gates, euen that man, or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones till they die.
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  10. 2008, (w), quoted in (w), ''Michelle Obama in Her Own Words'', New York, NY: PublicAffairs, 2009. (ISBN), page 18:

  11. One thing a nominee earns is the right to pick the vice president that they think will best reflect their vision of the country, and I am just glad I will have nothing to do with it.
  12. 2014, Ivan E. Coyote, Rae Spoon, ''Gender Failure'' (ISBN)

  13. The boycott, led by Elisha Lim, of a Toronto gay and lesbian newspaper after it refused to use their preferred pronoun "they", citing grammar considerations, inspired me.
  14. 2015 April, (w) (mayor of Baltimore), commenting on the death of Freddie Gray:

  15. I'm angry that we're here again, that we have had to tell another mother that their child is dead.
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  17. People; some people; people in general; someone, excluding the speaker.

  18. The, those. (defdate)

  19. 1878, Louis John Jennings, ''Field Paths and Green Lanes'', quoting an old East Sussex man:

  20. "They rooks as you see ... only coom a few year agoo."
  21. 1883 ''Judy, or the London serio-comic journal'', volume 33 (Harvard University) http://books.google.ca/books?id=8iEoAAAAYAAJ&dq=%22they%20Cockney%22&pg=PA190v=onepage&q=%22they%20Cockney%22&f=false:

  22. Darn'd if they Cockney Chaps can zee there worn't nort but lie in him.
  23. 1895, ''Under the Chilterns: A Story of English Village Life'':

  24. page 21: "But you spile spoil they gals - they won't be for no good, they won't."
    page 30: "'Twas all about they rewks rooks," he sobbed.
    page 54: "mucking the place up with they weeds"
  25. 1901, Gwendoline Keats (of Devon), ''Tales of Dunstáble Weir'', page 55:

  26. "Bodies and souls," she cried, "if I didn't reckon to have hidden they boots safe from un in the stick-rick." "Off wi' they tight-wasted shoes o' yours, Martha."
  27. Their. (defdate)

  28. (quote-book)

  29. 2016, (w), ''Jerusalem'', Liveright 2016, p. 175:

  30. He guessed one of the well-off people living in these houses must have took a shine to Cody and decided how he'd look good stuck up on they roof.
  31. There (qualifier). (defdate)

  32. 1889, (w), ''Pipes o' Pan'':

  33. They’s music in the twitter of the bluebird and the jay.
  34. 2000, Janice Giles, ''Hill Man'', https://books.google.com/books?id=nvmjVapqBOYC&lpg=PA58&dq=%22they%20ain't%20nothin%22&pg=PA58v=onepage&q=%22they%20ain't%20nothin%22&f=false page 58:

  35. They ain’t nothin’ wrong with that.
  36. 2008, Christian Carvajal, ''Lightfall'', https://books.google.com/books?id=J3kkoYvglrQC&lpg=PA82&dq=%22they%20ain't%20nothin%22&pg=PA82v=onepage&q=%22they%20ain't%20nothin%22&f=false page 82:

  37. But they ain’t nothin’ in there you didn’t already have.
  38. 2010, Alessandro Portelli, ''They Say in Harlan County: An Oral History'', page 207:

  39. Well, they’s a lot of ‘em didn’t survive, if you believe me.
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  42. they (attention)