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1. thei pron.

168 quotations in 5 senses
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As anaph. or pers. pron.: (a) the persons referred to, they; (b) used pleonastically or for emphasis; (c) with antecedent in apposition following; (d) as obj. of verb or prep.: them, those; (e) with…

2. thī̆r(e pron.

Additional spellings: thire
18 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Used anaphorically, pointing to previously mentioned persons, things, actions, etc.: these, they; also, these, them [quots. 1st & c1450(?a1400)]; alle thir; also, pointing to one of two previously…