[ðæt;ðət] or [ðæt]
(pron., a., conj., & ) As a demonstrative pronoun (pl. Those), that usually points out, or refers to, a person or thing previously mentioned, or supposed to be understood. That, as a demonstrative, may precede the noun to which it refers; as, that which he has said is true; those in the basket are good apples.
(pron., a., conj., & ) As an adjective, that has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun.
(pron., a., conj., & ) As a relative pronoun, that is equivalent to who or which, serving to point out, and make definite, a person or thing spoken of, or alluded to, before, and may be either singular or plural.
(pron., a., conj., & ) As a conjunction, that retains much of its force as a demonstrative pronoun.
(pron., a., conj., & ) To introduce a clause employed as the object of the preceding verb, or as the subject or predicate nominative of a verb.
(pron., a., conj., & ) To introduce, a reason or cause; -- equivalent to for that, in that, for the reason that, because.
(pron., a., conj., & ) To introduce a purpose; -- usually followed by may, or might, and frequently preceded by so, in order, to the end, etc.
(pron., a., conj., & ) To introduce a consequence, result, or effect; -- usually preceded by so or such, sometimes by that.
(pron., a., conj., & ) In an elliptical sentence to introduce a dependent sentence expressing a wish, or a cause of surprise, indignation, or the like.
(pron., a., conj., & ) As adverb: To such a degree; so; as, he was that frightened he could say nothing.
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pron. demons. and rel.—as a demons. (pl. Those) it points out a person or thing: the former or more distant thing: not this but the other: as a rel. who or which.—conj. used to introduce a clause: because: for: in order that.
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- I told his impudence that the gilt pestle and mortar was quite ornament enough; as if I was born, indeed, to be a country surgeon's wife! William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Will was not quite contented, thinking that he would apparently have been of more importance if he had been disliked. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- Of the numerous other telegraph instruments that have been invented since 1837, that of Mr. Morse is in most general use, especially on the Continent and in America. Frederick C. Bakewell. Great Facts.
- His mouth was such a post-office of a mouth that he had a mechanical appearance of smiling. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- He thought no more of the matter until he heard in the evening of the tragedy that had occurred. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- I am also to take it as a matter of fact that the proposal to withdraw from the engagement came, in the first instance, from YOU? Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- It was generally believed that there would be a flurry; that some of the extreme Southern States would go so far as to pass ordinances of secession. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- When to-morrow comes, and he knows that I am in the house, do you think---- She stopped again, and looked at me very earnestly. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- I could tell you a story about that same uncle, gentlemen, that would rather surprise you. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- Pray Heaven that I am going away from, have compassion on my uncle! Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- We have been on the look-out for him, and there was some idea that he had got away to America. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- Especially on that turning business. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- They have a kind of hard flints, which, by grinding against other stones, they form into instruments, that serve instead of wedges, axes, and hammers. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
- Did I count on that? Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- We went to the 'commissionaire' of the hotel--I don't know what a 'commissionaire' is, but that is the man we went to--and told him we wanted a guide. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- His merits in this respect resemble those of Kepler in astronomy. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- What did he say he wants with those books? Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- For those days this was an enormous sum. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- I mean to say that there do exist natures gifted with those opposite qualities. Plato. The Republic.
- In those in which they take place, and are in farm, there are many local duties which do not extend beyond a particular town or district. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- Surely, I would say, all men do not wear those shocking nightcaps; else all women's illusions had been destroyed on the first night of their marriage! Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- Shall I play some of those little melodies of Mozart's which you used to like so much? Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- You would compare them, I said, to those invalids who, having no self-restraint, will not leave off their habits of intemperance? Plato. The Republic.
- Many special tools, particularly those designed for _bicycle work_, have been devised, as exhibited by patent to Hillman, August 11, 1891, No. 457,718. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- Astronomers and geologists and those who study physics have been able to tell us something of the origin and history of the earth. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- There is no one else, and no sound could alarm those who are in the farther wing. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- The electrical features of the 1882 locomotive were very similar to those of the earlier one, already described. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- Those who loved reading were obliged to send for their books from England: the members of the Junto had each a few. Benjamin Franklin. Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin.
- I have called this misplaced rationality a piece of learned folly, because it shows itself most dangerously among those thinkers about politics who are divorced from action. Walter Lippmann. A Preface to Politics.
- But those who like Peter Featherstone never had a copy of themselves demanded, are the very last to wait for such a request either in prose or verse. George Eliot. Middlemarch.