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Definitions of They

  1. The plural of he, she, or it. They is never used adjectively, but always as a pronoun proper, and sometimes refers to persons without an antecedent expressed. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. The plural of he, she, or it. is never used adjectively, but always as a pronoun proper, and sometimes refers to persons without an antecedent expressed. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Nominative plural of the pronoun of the third person. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Pers. pron., pl. of HE, SHE, or IT. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Of he, she, or it. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. These or those understood or mentioned. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Denoting persons or things; also indefinitely used. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. th[=a], pers. pron., pl. of he, she, or it. [The form thei, tha, that came into use in the north of England in the 13th cent., replacing the older hi, heo. It is the A.S. þá, nom. pl. of the definite article, prob. modified by Scandinavian influence.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  10. (obj. them, poss. THEIR). Pl. of HE, SHE, IT; t. (the persons) who; t. (people in general) say. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  11. pron. pl. [Anglo-Saxon, Gothic] The men ; the women ; the things ; - those persons or things ;-indefinitely, for any persons or people in general; the public. Cabinet Dictionary

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