Definition of 'they'
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Example sentences containing 'they'
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They used to feed on the fish being cleaned by local fishermen. The Sun (2016)They recruit people to sell the drugs for them. The Sun (2017)They are used to scare off rather than kill the unwanted birds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These people keep forgetting they are servants of the people. The Sun (2017)They also could use the knowledge they have about firms and their competitors. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Lots of people have said they will join us. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Settled partners talk like they used to and realise how much they mean to each other. The Sun (2016)He was following the letter of the law and did not have the big screens to refer to because they were not working. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They referred any further questions to UKAD. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In some South American cultures they refer to the past being in front of them and the future being behind. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He claimed that they were being used to raise more money for the charity. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When they were referred to it they appeared bad parents. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The sort of people who fancied they might have checked in to the hotel. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To whom does the pronoun they refer? A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)Some people think they are also considerable art. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They can refer you to a specialist for tests. The Sun (2014)Its purveyors are only giving the people what they naturally want. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Why are they here killing people? The Sun (2014)Some people decide that they will manoeuvre the situation to make sure that other departments are the ones that suffer the cuts. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Those that survive the freezing process are destroyed if they are not used within 10 years. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They used to win trophies at Arsenal. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Such notices are common, though they usually refer to film or sports stars. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)One British interpreter working with the police said they still used their position to harass tribal rivals. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If not, they may refer you to a clinic for further tests. The Sun (2006)When they are loyal, people say they are there too long. The Sun (2013)They are kind people who help the Roma. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Let people know what they're getting. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I have a fine instinct for reading the thoughts of others when they refer to me. Wives and Daughters (1864)One of these they referred to as the infrastructure or base, sometimes also called the mode of production. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)It is right that they have referred the matter to the IPCC. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I look for Iraqis clutching the mobile phones that they apparently use to alert insurgents further north to approaching convoys. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She seemed to say it partly for the sake of others, so they could get used to the idea and steel themselves when the time came. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I hope they were referring to the brutal portrayal of war rather than the soldier's piece rising up from the lake. The Sun (2016)
Trends of 'they'
Extremely Common. they is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'they'
British English: they /ðeɪ/ PRONOUN
You use they when you are talking about more than one person, animal, or thing.
They are all in the same class.
- American English: they
- Arabic: هُمْ
- Brazilian Portuguese: eles
- Chinese: 他们
- Croatian: oni
- Czech: oni
- Danish: de
- Dutch: zij meervoud
- European Spanish: ellos
- Finnish: he
- French: ils
- German: sie
- Greek: αυτοί
- Italian: loro
- Japanese: 彼らは
- Korean: 그들
- Norwegian: de
- Polish: oni
- European Portuguese: eles
- Romanian: ei
- Russian: они
- Spanish: ellos
- Swedish: de
- Thai: พวกเขาทั้งหลาย
- Turkish: onlar
- Ukrainian: вони
- Vietnamese: họ những người đó
Definition of they from the Collins English Dictionary
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