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Synonyms for thing

Synonyms for thing

one that exists independently

something having material existence

things needed for a task, journey, or other purpose

something done

something to be done, considered, or dealt with

an irrational preoccupation

something at which a person excels

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a special situation

an action

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a special abstraction

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a vaguely specified concern

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a statement regarded as an object

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any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence

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a special objective

a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion

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References in classic literature ?
Surely you would not call the Thing complete without a tail.
All we ask of the Thing is to carry us through the air.
The poet being an imitator, like a painter or any other artist, must of necessity imitate one of three objects,--things as they were or are, things as they are said or thought to be, or things as they ought to be.
Of a sudden things became mortal that before had learnt to be immortal, and things unmixed before mixed.
It may be that save in this little planet, this speck of cosmic dust, invisible long before the nearest star could be attained--it may be, I say, that nowhere else does this thing called pain occur.
I never yet heard of a useless thing that was not ground out of existence by evolution sooner or later.
The near bank was a yard away; but he had come up with his back to it, and the first thing his eyes rested upon was the opposite bank, toward which he immediately began to swim.
It was the young thing inside him that saved the old man.
Wherever I found a living thing, there found I Will to Power; and even in the will of the servant found I the will to be master.
We might say, adhering to the standpoint of physics, that two aspects of different things belong to the same perspective when they are in the same place.
But these are not quantitative, but relative; things are not great or small absolutely, they are so called rather as the result of an act of comparison.
As in a city when the evil are permitted to have authority and the good are put out of the way, so in the soul of man, as we maintain, the imitative poet implants an evil constitution, for he indulges the irrational nature which has no discernment of greater and less, but thinks the same thing at one time great and at another small-he is a manufacturer of images and is very far removed from the truth.
However, this set me on rummaging for clothes, of which I found enough, but took no more than I wanted for present use, for I had others things which my eye was more upon - as, first, tools to work with on shore.
for they may be fixed as in other arts; for the instruments of no art whatsoever are infinite, either in their number or their magnitude; but riches are a number of instruments in domestic and civil economy; it is therefore evident that the acquisition of certain things according to nature is a part both of domestic and civil economy, and for what reason.
Don Quixote's bread would not bake, as the common saying is, until he had heard and learned the curious things promised by the man who carried the arms.