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Definitions of This
As an adjective, this has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun; as, this book; this way to town. Webster Dictionary DB
That which is near or present; just referred to or about to be. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
Denoting a person or thing near in place or time. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
The person or thing here present, or as if present. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
In this way; to this degree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
Denoting a person or thing near, just mentioned, or about to be mentioned: (B.) the last past:-pl. THESE. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
That which is present or nearest in time or place; that which is just mentioned: by this, after such an interval; by this time. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
A demonstrative word, pointing to that which is present, or near; denoting that which is just now or last mentioned. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
Usage examples for This
– The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
– The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn