Thin-skinned Thing-in-itself

Thing

Meanings and phrases

thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a special situation
  2. an action
  3. a special abstraction
  4. an artifact
  5. a vaguely specified concern; matter; affair
  6. an event
  7. a statement regarded as an object
  8. an entity that is not named specifically
  9. any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence
  10. a special objective
  11. a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion
  12. a separate and self-contained entity

animate thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a living (or once living) entity; living thing

living thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a living (or once living) entity; animate thing
E.g.
  • It's a living thing, it's living music.
  • Architecture is a living thing.
  • Inside, the house (which is now a living thing) begins to talk to them.

near thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. something that barely avoids failure or disaster

real thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. informal usage attributing authenticity; real McCoy; real stuff
E.g.
  • We knew the real thing would be far too limiting."
  • But it was a real thing that really saved me".
  • They then try it out against the real thing.

sure thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. something that is certain; certainty; foregone conclusion

same thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The same thing soon happened to the second group.
  • Biodiversity and wildlife are not the same thing.
  • A person and a human being would be the same thing.

only thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • But that was the only thing I ever wanted to do."
  • The only thing we're concerned about is the landing.
  • The only thing that I don't know is the sender.

whole thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The whole thing is on a circular, yellow ground."
  • I love San Francisco, the bay, and the whole thing.
  • The whole thing is simply beyond comprehension."

right thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • I know they’re not doing the right thing for me."
  • I don't think that's the right thing to do."
  • He then consults with Holt regarding what's the right thing to do.

best thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was the best thing that ever happened," said Firmin.
  • I suppose it's the best thing that ever happened to me."
  • Michael spoke to the crowd "This is the best thing I've ever looked at".

good thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • I don't know whether that's a good thing or not."
  • "Abolishing the Death Penalty is a good thing.
  • For the most part, this is a good thing".

first thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • What will you consider the first thing to be done?"
  • "The first thing I realised when I saw J was that he was dying.
  • Wonderland told Triple J "But it was the first thing that came to my mind.

such thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • For example, there is no such thing as heart disease.
  • There is no such thing as a wrong way to solve a cube.
  • He felt there was no such thing as a timeless building.

important thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • I said the most important thing I ever said.
  • As I said earlier, the important thing is to stick with it.
  • Family tree or lineage is a very important thing for the Batak.

no such thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • For example, there is no such thing as heart disease.
  • There is no such thing as a wrong way to solve a cube.
  • He felt there was no such thing as a timeless building.

such a thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Not that anyone ever says such a thing outright.
  • Storm is shocked Breeze would do such a thing.
  • Too many really, if there is such a thing.

most important thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • I said the most important thing I ever said.
  • Charlie declines, as his family is the most important thing in his life.
  • It is a very entertaining manga, which is probably the most important thing."

last thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The last thing you need is an emotional genius."
  • I'll run them down if it's the last thing I do!"
  • That's the last thing Steve would want."

sort of thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A lot of people go through that sort of thing.
  • I'm pleased, though, because I love this sort of thing."
  • It used to be that you couldn't talk about this sort of thing.

bad thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Crabbe's shift in approach was not necessarily a bad thing.
  • That's not a bad thing, though."
  • bad thing, prohibition, etc.

kind of thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • 'Well, Hart if you want to do "that kind of thing!"'
  • What kind of thing is this so-called structure?
  • Anyone who wants to carry on this kind of thing must be sick.

closest thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The closest thing to a crossover centred on the fictional drug MGH.
  • The closest thing with a proven scientific base are hyperaccumulators.
  • But it's the closest thing to art that "post-punk"... has offered in a while".

big thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • That’s a big thing — a lot of time.
  • Besides, it ain't no big thing – I just threw her through a door."
  • They're a big thing on campus.

worst thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The worst thing is that she will suffer."
  • I think the worst thing that ever happened to him was drugs.
  • or "What's the worst thing that could happen in this situation?"

own thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It's nice to see him doing his own thing – getting things off his chest.
  • Janis Joplin was her own thing; she was into Big Mama Thornton and Bessie Smith.
  • Dash was also committed to "his own thing", which did not make matters any better.

thing happened

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • But a funny thing happened on the way to print.
  • A similar thing happened with the Asger Jorn certificate.
  • The same thing happened the third time, and the creature died.

next thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The next thing I heard was a soldier saying: "They are all dead!
  • The next thing the object sees is Engineering, and its reflection.
  • So I came back, met the guys and the next thing I know I was in the band.

great thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Rob Sheffield of "Rolling Stone" said that "the great thing about "Oops!
  • "It just seemed a great thing to do to spend time working on something that's your own."
  • Iommi said that performing at the event as Black Sabbath would be "a great thing to do to help represent Birmingham.

every thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • His "method of reasoning" is "comprehensive ..." but it "includes every thing alike.
  • There is something in the detested French constitution that envenoms every thing it touches".
  • Smith wrote that the "real price of every thing ... is the toil and trouble of acquiring it".

main thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The main thing was to try and stay on his chest.
  • He believed that action is the main thing.
  • The main thing is: from an economic standpoint - THE PATIENT LIVED!

other thing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Astan means shrine and Bandar means devotion of food or any other thing.
  • If there is some other thing which makes it one, this other is rather the soul.
  • We would just leave to Israel with no desire of hijacking a plane or any other thing that's illegal.
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