(noun.) a separate and self-contained entity.
(noun.) an action; 'how could you do such a thing?'.
(noun.) an artifact; 'how does this thing work?'.
(noun.) an entity that is not named specifically; 'I couldn't tell what the thing was'.
(noun.) any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence; 'the thing I like about her is ...'.
(noun.) a special abstraction; 'a thing of the spirit'; 'things of the heart'.
(noun.) a special objective; 'the thing is to stay in bounds'.
(noun.) a statement regarded as an object; 'to say the same thing in other terms'; 'how can you say such a thing?'.
(noun.) an event; 'a funny thing happened on the way to the...'.
(noun.) a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion; 'he has a thing about seafood'; 'she has a thing about him'.
(noun.) a special situation; 'this thing has got to end'; 'it is a remarkable thing'.
(n.) Whatever exists, or is conceived to exist, as a separate entity, whether animate or inanimate; any separable or distinguishable object of thought.
(n.) An inanimate object, in distinction from a living being; any lifeless material.
(n.) A transaction or occurrence; an event; a deed.
(n.) A portion or part; something.
(n.) A diminutive or slighted object; any object viewed as merely existing; -- often used in pity or contempt.
(n.) Clothes; furniture; appurtenances; luggage; as, to pack or store one's things.
(n.) Whatever may be possessed or owned; a property; -- distinguished from person.
(n.) In Scandinavian countries, a legislative or judicial assembly.
n. . Being (animate or inanimate), creature, substance, body, object, created being.. Inanimate object, lump of matter, lifeless substance.. Event, transaction, deed, act, action, occurrence, circumstance, matter.. Part, portion, something.
n. a parliament or a court of law in Scandinavian countries.
n. an inanimate object: a living being (in tenderness or in contempt): an event: a part: (pl.) clothes wraps.—ns. Thing′iness reality objectivity: disposition to take a materialistic view of things; Thing′-in-itself′ a noumenon the Ger. ding an sich; Thing′umbob Thing′ummy (coll.) a thing anything an indefinite name for some person whom one cannot be troubled to name distinctly.—adj. Thing′y materialistic.—Do the handsome thing by to treat generously; Know a thing or two to be shrewd; Make a good thing of it to reap a good advantage from; The thing the proper or right thing.
- Marriage is a taming thing. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- It was a thing to look at. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- By only raising my voice, and saying any thing two or three times over, she is sure to hear; but then she is used to my voice. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- It is sufficient if every thing be compleat in the object itself. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- Here's a burial volume, just the thing! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- However probable it was to him, she had heard of no such thing. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- May I ask you one thing more, Mr Rokesmith? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Aye, very true, my dear, cried the latter, though Jane had not spoken a wordI was just going to say the same thing. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- I never will do a cruel thing, come what may. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- For example, I said, can the same thing be at rest and in motion at the same time in the same part? 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Mr Sampson murmured that this was the sort of thing you might expect from one who had ever in her own family been an example and never an outrage. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- And I am glad of another thing, and that is, that of course you know you may depend upon my keeping it and always so far deserving it. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- But instead of narrowing the scope of politics, to avoid it, the only sensible thing to do is to invent methods which will allow needs and problems and group interests avenues into politics. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- We have been speaking of life in its lowest terms--as a physical thing. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- There seems to be a _limit of growth_ for every kind of living thing. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Women are certainly quicker in some things than men. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- I'm frank and open; considering all things, it was very kind of you to allude to the circumstance--very kind and polite. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- I had settled things with father and mother. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Mr. Beaufort's secret, people were agreed, was the way he carried things off. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- I prefer unlucky things. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- That horse certainly did things for him. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- This growth and dying and reproduction of living things leads to some very wonderful consequences. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- In connection with the adoption of this lubricating system there occurred another instance of his knowledge of materials and intuitive insight into the nature of things. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Did you ever see any one who was kind to such things? 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- It was in vain for Annie to protest that she was weary of such things. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- That is not the way things come about: we grow into a new point of view: only afterwards, in looking back, do we see the landmarks of our progress. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- I want some money, you know, Aunt--some to buy little things for myself--and he doesn't give me any. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- You will set things going in a better way, I am sure. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- There were, in fact, but few things which Luttrell did not vote a tax on life, being one of the most dissatisfied men I ever knew. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- My first most vivid and broad impression of the identity of things seems to me to have been gained on a memorable raw afternoon towards evening. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.