THING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of THING
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
thing
 n.  to refer in an approximate way to an object or to avoid naming it
 n.  a device, product, or part of nature that is not named
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Such a thing had never happened before.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In II
2  Only one thing weighed on him, and that was his having told Zeena that he was to receive cash for the lumber.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
3  She had taken everything else from him; and now she meant to take the one thing that made up for all the others.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
4  I always tell Mr. Hale I don't know what she'd 'a' done if she hadn't 'a' had you to look after her; and I used to say the same thing 'bout your mother.'
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VIII
5  There isn't a thing I can do, he began again.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
6  And then one thing and another came, and my own troubles.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
7  And she fusses around so much, trying to do the right thing and make you feel at home, that she always manages to say and do just exactly the wrong thing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
8  She did, and a sweet quiet thing she is, with never a word to say for herself, like a woman should be.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
9  "Yes, and dead, poor thing," said Ellen.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
10  "Darling, I don't care a thing about Brent," declared Scarlett, happy enough to be generous.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
11  And he doesn't care a thing about me.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
12  It was one thing to know that Ashley was engaged but it was another to hear people talk about it so casually.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
13  "I'll do no such thing," she said, touching the horses lightly with the whip.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
14  What a silly thing to say to a man, thought Scarlett, ready to giggle with relief.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
15  "A change of scene will be the best thing in the world for her," said the doctor, only too anxious to be rid of an unsatisfactory patient.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Although I are each to rush the thing with you, I will not disappear now with your friendship.
17  Although patience and persistence is a painful thing, but it can gradually bring you good.
18  One of the most striking and salutary thing in Ameican life is the widespread study of law.
19  Saying is one thing and doing another.
20  To say is one thing; to do is quite another.
21  It is one thing to speak much and another to speak pertinently.
22  The shortest answer is doing the thing.
23  Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the freedom to choose his attitude in any given set of circumstances.
24  It would appear that the legal profession is the nearest thing to a recession-proof industry.
25  The right thing would be to apply direct pressure to the wound.
26  To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.
27  To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
28  There's no such thing as bad publicity.
29  The only thing she could do was to assume an air of indifference.
30  The main thing is to attend to the injured.