Definition of 'thing'
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Example sentences containing 'thing'
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The furore is just another thing to add to a dire display on the field. The Sun (2016)What is this thing about being nostalgic? Times, Sunday Times (2016)You are forced to do it and maybe that was a good thing. The Sun (2016)Things like that happen and the only way you can answer is by winning. The Sun (2016)We are working hard but things are just not going for us. The Sun (2016)It is a terribly bleak chronicle with things will only get better sentiments bolted on. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can have too much of a good thing and then feel a bit sick. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You think you can get away with things. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You have to put a perspective on things in life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The only thing holding it back is a shortage of qualified trainers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Workplace skills topped the list of things students most want to acquire. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You have to accept that your most treasured things are just junk to anyone else. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Why do we feel bad if things are so good? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Things are back to normal for the pandas now. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Why do one thing if you can do two? 21 DOG YEARS (2002)Nobody has the right to say these things. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You trade things for something bigger or better. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Cooking is another thing born of stillness. Times, Sunday Times (2011)What should happen if things go wrong? Times, Sunday Times (2008)We have to stop this habit of throwing things away. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That is the beautiful thing we call substitution. Christianity Today (2000)They say the best things in life are worth waiting for. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You think you may be onto a good thing. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)We just need a bit of spark to get things going again. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The most important thing is that the city is safe and that we do good business. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Without his money the club would be in a dire situation and things can change very quickly. The Sun (2006)Yet that is not the best thing about her. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Everyone wants things to be cream and white and to be like each other. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We should all report things like this. The Sun (2012)The same product can mean very different things to its many buyers. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)We have found that if you carry on talking to people they still want to do things. The Sun (2008)This thing is just out there and out of control. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We feel no bad thing about ticket prices. The Sun (2012)
Trends of 'thing'
Extremely Common. thing is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'thing'
British English: thing /θɪŋ/ NOUN
You use thing as a substitute for another word when you are unable to be more precise, or you do not need or want to be more precise.
What's that thing in the middle of the fountain?
- American English: thing
- Arabic: شَئْ
- Brazilian Portuguese: coisa
- Chinese: 东西
- Croatian: stvar
- Czech: věc
- Danish: ting
- Dutch: ding
- European Spanish: cosa
- Finnish: esine
- French: chose
- German: Ding
- Greek: πράγμα
- Italian: cosa
- Japanese: 物
- Korean: 물건
- Norwegian: ting
- Polish: rzecz
- European Portuguese: coisa
- Romanian: lucru
- Russian: вещь
- Spanish: cosa
- Swedish: sak
- Thai: สิ่งของ
- Turkish: şey
- Ukrainian: річ
- Vietnamese: đồ vật
Definition of thing from the Collins English Dictionary
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