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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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Oversleeping "wrecks your day" and forgetting your Tube pass "is one of those things", I thought.
Robinson defended the striker and said: "I think we deserved a draw in the end, but it's one of those things where the ball has bounced up, hit Sylvan's studs and gone over the top.
RULES WERE MADE TO BE BROKEN, and the best thing to hit my Inbox this month is one of those things that generally makes me cringe: an all-covers record.
So AIDS is presented as `just one of those things in the gay community.' There's also a myth that some people think they're immune because they've had a lot of unsafe sex and they're not infected--including unsafe sex with guys who are positive.
"It is one of those things that molecular biology does for us so often these days: to suddenly and dramatically bring together two completely unrelated areas of research.