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1611 — (w), ''(King James)/Luke|Luke 1:1''
- Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us...
An individual object or distinct entity.
A genuine concept, entity or phenomenon; something that actually exists (often contrary to expectation or belief). (defdate)
2014, Marianna Papastephanou, Torill Strand, Anne Pirrie, ''Philosophy as a Lived Experience''
- Frequent statements of the kind “'Race' is not a thing”, “'races,' put simply, do not exist”, “'race' (as each essay subtly shows) simply does not exist” aim to discredit Todorov's claim that a relapse to an ontology of race is at place (..)
2019, (w), ''A Thousand Small Sanities'', Riverrun 2019, p. 88:
- Conservative philosophy, in other words, is, as we say now, a thing and deserves a serious listen.
Whatever can be owned.
1802, Anne Ormsby, "Memoirs of a Family in Swisserland", quoted in ''The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal'' page 45:
- To go to bed late, to rise late, to breakfast late, to dine late, and to visit late, is to be “quite the thing,” or in good English, which you may understand better than the first phrase, to be in the fashion.
2002, Roger Nichols, ''The Harlequin Years: Music in Paris 1917-1929'', Univ of California Press ((ISBN))
- After a slow start it became the thing to do; 'everyone went to see Pbi-Pbi, no one talked of anything but Pbi-Pbi(..)'
A unit or container, usually containing edible goods.
2011, Juliette Fay, ''Deep Down True: A Novel'', Penguin ((ISBN))
- I came home and ate a whole thing of ice cream.
1959, (w), ''(w)'', 50th anniversary edition (2009), p. 126:
- “Oh Gertie it’s true. It’s all true. They’ve got a horrid gash instead of a thrilling thing.”
That which matters; the crux.
- ''Don’t forget to have Gomez postpone that shooting thing.'' (qualifier)
That which is favoured; personal preference. ((non-gloss definition))
1974, Jón Jóhannesson, ''A History of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth: Íslendinga Saga'', translated by Haraldur Bessason, page 46:
- In accordance with Old Germanic custom men came to the ''thing'' fully armed, ...
1974, Jakob Benediktsson, ''Landnám og upphaf allsherjarríkis'', in ''Saga Íslands'', quoted in 1988 by Jesse L. Byock in ''Medieval Iceland: Society, Sagas, and Power'', page 85:
- The ''goðar'' seem both to have received payment of ''thing-fararkaup'' from those who stayed home and at the same time compensated those who went to the thing, and it cannot be seen whether they had any profit from these transactions.
1988, Jesse L. Byock, ''Medieval Iceland: Society, Sagas, and Power'', page 59:
- All Icelandic things were ''skap-thing'', meaning that they were governed by established procedure and met at regular legally designated intevals at predetermined meeting places.
A romantic relationship.
To express as a thing; to reify.