Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of thing.
  • n. One's clothes, furniture, luggage, or possessions collectively; stuff

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any movable possession (especially articles of clothing)

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Sometimes it's telling myself that credit for things accomplished and blame for things undone* are not linked; I can say, "The reason I don't have a job yet is the economy, and when I do get a job, it will be because I am awesome," and not be lying or otherwise deserving of bad things*.

    Making Light: Open thread 134

  • It leads one to pursue such things as gardening, beekeeping and cooking..things that take time and roots and being still.

    Earth and air

  • In the 1787 Introduction to the first Critique Kant maintains this problem of cognitive grounding can be overcome by acknowledging that, while reason must postulate the ˜unconditioned (...) in all things in themselves for everything conditioned, so that the series of conditions should thus become complete™, by restricting knowledge to appearances, rather than allowing it to be of ˜things in themselves™, the contradiction of seeking conditions of the unconditioned can be avoided.

    Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling

  • Neuter denotes things; as, -- doctī, _scholars_; parva, _small things_; malī, _the wicked_; magna, _great things_;

    New Latin Grammar

  • _Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, -- think on these things_.

    Daily Strength for Daily Needs

  • Many a time I've kept a-thinking of that verse which says, 'He that spared not His only-begotten Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not, with Him, also freely give us all things' -- the _all things_ there meaning, you see, the troubles and losses as much as the gains, and successes, and pleasures.

    The Story of the White-Rock Cove

  • Hospitality, and this hath been my practice from my youth upward: I come to put men in mind of their redemption, to have them love one another, to impart with something here below, that they may receive more and better things above; the wise man saith _There is a time for all things_, and why not for thankfulness?

    A Righte Merrie Christmasse The Story of Christ-Tide

  • _Getting things done_ will leave the school free to concentrate its attention upon school problems; _doing things_ will lead it afield into the problem of medicine, surgery, restaurant keeping, and practical charity.

    Civics and Health

  • The argument for _getting things done_ presumes adequate active machinery, official and private, for _doing things_ that schools are being urged to do.

    Civics and Health

  • The advantages of _getting things done_ over _doing things_ have been repeatedly emphasized.

    Civics and Health

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  • "The best things in life aren't things." - graffiti, anonymous.

    December 11, 2007