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  1. See Thee. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; - used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Definite article, denoting some particular object. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. By so much; by that; as, the sooner, the better. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Usually called the definite article, used to denote a particular person or thing: also to denote a species. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Used before comparatives, as, "the more the better.". The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. The definite article, denoting a particular person or thing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Belonging to a distinct and definite class. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. By this; for this; to this extent; a modifier of words in the comparative degree; as, the sooner the better; i. e., by as much as it is sooner, by so much it will be better. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Denoting a certain person or thing, and used before adjectives in the comparative and superlative degree. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A word placed before nouns, or nouns preceded by adjectives, to point them out and limit their signi-fication; usually called the definite article, but is really a demonstrative adjective, and only a softened form of that; used before adjectives in the comparative and superlative degrees. Note.-In poetic compositions, the e in often cut of before a vowel thus, th, and also the he, as t'other. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. mso.anu.edu.au
  14. By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. dictgcide_fs
  15. the, or (when emphatic) th[=e], demons. pron. usually called the definite article, used to denote a particular person or thing: also to denote a species. [A.S. the, rarely used as nom. masc. of def. art., but common as an indeclinable relative. Cf. That.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. the, adv. used before comparatives, as, 'the more the better.' [A.S. thý, by that, by that much, the instrumental case of the def. art.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. (bef. vowel dhi, bef. consonant dhe, emphat. dhe), a. & adv. 1. Adj. applied esp. to person (s) or thing (s) already mentioned or under discussion, or from the nature of the case actually or potentially existent, or unique (as class or individual), or familiar, or otherwise sufficiently identified, as tried to soothe t. child, gave t. fellow a shilling, shall let t. matter drop, how is t. game or score?, what is t. time?, depends on t. weather, t. Devil, sun, moon, stars, Thames, inflammation oft. lungs, pulled t. trigger, what was t. result?, you will be t. loser, revised by t. author, find their way to t. sea, went to t. baths, theatre, rink, t. King, t. Home Secretary, story does not lose in t. telling; to sing. n. as repr. species, class, &c., as t. lion, domestic cat, philosopher, cucumber, gavotte, general reader, man in the street, new woman, (rhet., esp. bibl.) t. oppressor, locust; to some nn. used in restricted sense, esp. fig. repr. a pursuit &c., as t. gloves, ribbons, table, stage, theatre, platform, hustings, bottle, pulpit, fancy; to names of diseases &c. (now partly archaic), as t. smallpox, measles, tooth-ache, gout, fidgets, blues (depression), hump, (vulg.) t. (habit of) drink; to nn. expr. a unit, as 4d. t. (or a or per) pound, yard, &c., £6 t. coat& skirt, allow 8 minutes (to) t. mile, 16 oz. to t. pound; with sense completed by rel. clause or adj. or equivalent, as t. book (that) you borrowed, t. best (that) I can do for you, has not t. nerve for motoring, wonder you have t. impudence (to ask it expr. or understood), (exclam.) t. impudence of t. fellow!, t. cup on t. top shelf, t. one with a broken handle, t. bottom of a well, t. best way, t. only way, t. way out, t. upper classes, t. better man of the two; w. adjj. used abs., as none but t. brave (brave men) deserve t. fair, t. beautiful (beauty), t. sublime; w. adjj. rhet. viewed as part of definition, as t. virtuous& talented Duchess of X., details of t. shocking disaster, t. enraged animal; (dhe; italics) applied to the person or thing best known or best entitled to the name, as no relation to the Browning, the tobacco is (advertiser\'s). 2. Adv. (a) rel., only in comb. w. (b). In whatever degree. (b) In that degree, by that amount, on that account. Exx.: t. more he gets, t. more he wants; I play t. worse, t. more I practise; am not (or none) t. more inclined to help him because he is poor, on that account, for what you tell me; none t. better for seeing you; that makes it all t. worse (in the full degree to be expected from what you say &c.); (tautologically) so much t. worse for him, t. worse, so much worse, for him. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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