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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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Just one time, I'd give anything to hear an answer like this: "You know, the first thing that came into my head was, I wonder if some dumb cluck of a reporter is going to ask me what was the first thing that came into my head when my house got flattened?
Scaling up First Things First: The challenge of scaling up educational reform.
First Things to Hand is a free-verse poetry chapbook by teacher and prizewinning poet Robert Pinsky, contemplating the most elementary of ordinary items yet revealing the distinctions each object sheds upon the multifaceted human experience.
Richard John Neuhaus, the author of thirteen books and the editor of First Things, is one of the best Catholic writers in the English-speaking world.
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