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'thing' - used as a noun
1. a special situation
this thing has got to end
it is a remarkable thing
2. an action
how could you do such a thing?
3. an artifact
how does this thing work?
4. an event
a funny thing happened on the way to the...
5. a statement regarded as an object
to say the same thing in other terms
how can you say such a thing?
6. any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence
the thing I like about her is ...
7. a special abstraction
a thing of the spirit
things of the heart
8. a vaguely specified concern
things are going well
9. an entity that is not named specifically
I couldn't tell what the thing was
10. a special objective
the thing is to stay in bounds
11. a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion
he has a thing about seafood
she has a thing about him
12. a separate and self-contained entity
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Who Said that ?
As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind. - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.