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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • pro. Plural of this.

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  • Plural form of this.
  • pro. Plural form of this.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pro. The plural of this. See this.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Plural of this.

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English thæs, variant of thās, pl. of thes, this, this; see to- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • D Wow..these appe sure look so delicious wt beautiful pores indicating hw flavorful these are!

    Wheat Appe

  • I'm still learning  to snap and send  and recommend  these shot-staggered  panes when how suddenly  strange it seems not to know  how at all to reach you  with even one of these  wide fish bellies  bumping up against  the screen.

    Blue Glass

  • Also, I go by other meadows where other shepherds feed one month with another; but these _these_ are all _mine_.

    The Spinner's Book of Fiction

  • Christianity required no change in these outward things, for it was not in _these_ that the depth and reality of the kingdom of

    Sermons Preached at Brighton Third Series

  • President, regarding these appointments; but the verdict of army and people was that _these first_ selections were made with as much judgment and impartiality as the untried state of the army permitted.

    Four Years in Rebel Capitals An Inside View of Life in the Southern Confederacy from Birth to Death

  • In connection with these demonstrative adjective pronouns remember that _this_ and _these_ refer to what is near at hand, _that_ and _those_ to what is more distant; as, _this book_ (near me), _that book_ (over there), _these_ boys (near), _those_ boys (at a distance).

    How to Speak and Write Correctly

  • The proof of the accuracy of these views will still be found in the circumstance, that if, while the person is reading, this act of the reiteration of some one or more of the ideas be in any way forced upon him, _these_ ideas thus reiterated will afterwards be remembered, although all the others are lost.

    A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education

  • These vile, bejeweled, befeathered women, these loathsome, swinish men -- _these_ are the people who have money to spend.

    The Journal of Arthur Stirling : the Valley of the Shadow

  • And these, ” and she stooped to pick a couple of yellow blossoms, that were growing in the sand at her feet, “these are immortelles.

    Chapter XI

  • ‘With these, ’ said she, ‘these wand’ring ships destroy:

    The Fifth Book of the Aeneis

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