This

Definitions

  • "'We will see where this rat came from.'"
    "'We will see where this rat came from.'"
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • This As a demonstrative pronoun, this denotes something that is present or near in place or time, or something just mentioned, or that is just about to be mentioned. "When they heard this , they were pricked in their heart.""But know this , that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched."
    • This As an adjective, this has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun; as, this book; this way to town. "This way and that wavering sails they bend.""A body of this or that denomination is produced.""Their judgment in this we may not, and in that we need not, follow.""Consider the arguments which the author had to write this , or to design the other , before you arraign him.""Thy crimes . . . soon by this or this will end.""This twenty years have I been with thee..""I have not wept this years; but now
      My mother comes afresh into my eyes."
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"'Can he do this?' Charlie asked." "'Can he do this?' Charlie asked."
"'I will add this too, lady,' said the pedlar." "'I will add this too, lady,' said the pedlar."
"'It is a terrible thing, is a wreck on this coast.'" "'It is a terrible thing, is a wreck on this coast.'"
This is the cellar of her home This is the cellar of her home
THIS LITTLE PIG WENT TO MARKET THIS LITTLE PIG WENT TO MARKET
"This Buildin' is Corinthian." "This Buildin' is Corinthian."
shorty if We--only Git--out O' This--' 203 shorty if We--only Git--out O' This--' 203
With This I Ran Away--2-13-159 With This I Ran Away--2-13-159

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Finland is also known as "the land of of the thousand lakes," because of the over 188,000 lakes found in this country
    • this That is now present or at hand: a demonstrative adjective used to point out with particularity a person or thing that is present in place or in thought. It denotes— Some person or thing that is present or near in place or time, or is nearer in place or time than some other person or thing, or has just been mentioned or referred to, and is therefore opposed to or the correlative of that: as, this city was founded five hundred years ago, or one hundred years earlier than that (city); this day; this time of night; these words.
    • this Time just past or just at hand; the last or the next. The reference, whether to past or to future, is determined by the circumstances; this evening may mean either the evening now approaching, or next to come, or the evening now present, or the evening just past: as, it has occurred twice this year; I shall take care not to fail this (next) time. In this connection this is sometimes used for these, the sum being reckoned up, as it were, in a total.
    • this This person or thing. It denotes—Some person or thing actually present or at hand: as, is this your coat? Who is this?
    • this Something that has just preceded or has been mentioned or referred to.
    • this Emphatically, something that is to be immediately said or done: as, Let me tell you this: I shall lend you no more money.
    • this Elliptically, this person, place, state, time, position, circumstance, or the like: as, I shall leave this [place or town] to-morrow; this [state of affairs] is very sad; I shall abstain from wine from this [time] on; by this [time] we had arrived at the house.
    • this When opposed to that, this refers to the person or thing that is nearer, that to the person or thing that is more distant; so, with things that have just been expressed, this refers to the thing last mentioned (and therefore nearer in time to the speaker), and that to the thing first mentioned (as being more remote).
    • this For this; thus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Jellyfish have been on Earth for over 650 million years. This is before sharks and dinosaurs
    • adj., demons. pron This this denoting a person or thing near, just mentioned, or about to be mentioned:
    • adj., demons. pron This this (B.) the last past
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Quotations

  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “He is dead in this world who has no belief in another.”
  • Robert E. Turner
    Robert E. Turner
    “This is America. You can do anything here.”
  • Georg Hegel
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    “No man is a hero to his valet. This is not because the hero is no hero, but because the valet is a valet.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart.”
  • Jimmy Carter
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    “We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.”
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    “This also -- that I live, I consider a gift of God.”

Idioms

No dog in this fight - If you have no dog in a fight, you are not concerned and will not be affected either way by the outcome of something.
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Out of this world - If something is out of this world, it is fantastic.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. this, thes, AS. ðēs, masc., ðeós, fem., ðis, neut.; akin to OS. these, D. deze, G. dieser, OHG. diser, deser, Icel. þessi,; originally from the definite article + a particle -se, -si,; cf. Goth. sai, behold. See The That, and cf. These Those
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. this, the neut. of the adj. pron. thes (masc.), theós (fem.), this (neut.)—pl. thǽs (=these), thás (=those); Ice. thessi, Ger. dieser.

Usage

In literature:

This was the worst paroxysm of the madness of Europe; and this passed, her chivalry stepped upon the scene.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Norman was aware of this, and had made the spectacles to guard against this peril.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
This great fire, this great wind, this roaring noise!
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
No; this of course, this necessarily was his belief.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Over this body of this hero, rolls the horrible flood that is to engulf France.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
But this time I happened to see two children playing in this wilderness of sweepings.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
If this be so, how important is this subject in its bearing on individual effort.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
This posterity of Cain increased infinitely; hence Moses breaks off at this point.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
This is high praise; and beyond this we cannot with justice go.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
To him this woman seemed more than this.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
He told us this afternoon to have "the other candle lit" for he was coming down to see us this evening.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Why was he doing this, why was he making her conspicuous before this stranger?
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
But this morning his pleasure in her was spoiled by this treachery of Pierre's.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
It is presumed that the reader has already studied the description of this theatre of the war presented elsewhere in this work.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
The peasantry and small shopkeepers of this district can only be captured by stratagem, and this for two reasons.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
This box must be kept dry, and frequent inspection is necessary to accomplish this.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
This is the art of the American; this is how to make a pile of gold.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
The plan was this: If Jonathan said to the boy, "The arrows are on this side of you," David would know that all was safe.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
This deliberation, this seeking, this thought-travelling, causes me physical pain.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
This slow kind of warfare, this war with the spade, they were unaccustomed to, and they by no means relished it.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
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In poetry:

THOSE AT THE TOP SAY:
This way to glory.
Those down below say:
This way to the grave.
"From A German War Primer" by Bertolt Brecht
Jest phansy this old Ero
Upon his mother's knee!
Did ever lady in this land
Ave greater sons than she?
"Lines On A Late Hospicious Ewent," by William Makepeace Thackeray
The work, O Lord, is thine,
And wonders in our eyes,
This day declares it all divine:
This day did Jesus rise.
"Hymn 4" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
Who's this for, this glory and this strife?
Who's this for, this torment and this might?
Are there enough souls on earth, and lives?
Are there enough cities, dales and heights?
"Mary Magdalene II" by Boris Pasternak
"Lord, and what shall this man do?"
Ask'st thou, Christian, for thy friend?
If his love for Christ be true,
Christ hath told thee of his end:
This is he whom God approves,
This is he whom Jesus loves.
"St. Johns Day" by John Keble
O surely this morning all sorrow is hidden,
All battle is hushed for this even at least;
And no one this noontide may hunger, unbidden
To the flowers and the singing and the joy of your feast
Where silent ye sit midst the world's tale increased.
"Song II: Have No Thought For Tomorrow" by William Morris

In news:

Bre'ana and her zombie companions are part of this year's Zombie Apocalypse, which will kick off this Friday.
Since Jackyl won't make it to the Hub City this year, I guess it's time for a road trip this weekend.
Ford Sanger caught this hot air balloon on video this morning……A great start to Sunday.
This is Barnaby 's second run-in with the law this year.
This is the second time this year Barnaby has been in trouble with the law.
While this photo isn't the MOST current, we needed it on this sweltering summer day.
This guy is risking life and limb trying to drag this shark off the beach and back to the ocean.
This is what will make news in Philadelphia this week.
For more on this story, please pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times Newspaper.
You could ask where in the heck this has been for the Knicks -- this kind of suffocating defensive effort and, more to the point, this version of Amare Stoudemire.
You wouldn't really believe it's possible (at least I wouldn't) for this team to be this bad this fast.
The Rebels gave Alabama a solid workout against the no-huddle offense, and this won't be the only time this season the Tide sees this particular attack.
I've been meaning to add some content to this blog for quite sometime now, and this morning I came across this cool new iPhone app.
It had been a few years since we'd been down this way, but we were pleased to discover this fantastic neon sign for this parking garage is still shining bright.
It made perfect sense for this man to use this word in this moment.
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In science:

This complement of this orbit has codimension 1, therefore there exists λ ∈ C such that B + λE0 ◦ A belongs to this open orbit.
Hermitian Characteristics of Nilpotent Elements
GRB 970508: Galama et al. (1998a) collect observations over the entire optical band, from U to I, for this afterglow, and therefore we referred to this paper in this case.
Absorption in Gamma Ray Burst afterglows
In this paper we have found another natural set of eleven generators of this algebra of invariants over a field of characteristic 0 and have given the defining relation with respect to this set.
Defining relations of invariants of two 3 \times 3 matrices
In this paper we will use the GHA given in just because in this version of the algebra, the Hamiltonian of the physical system under consideration belongs explicitly to the set of generators of the algebra, the other generators in this set being the step operators of the system.
Construction of coherent states for physical algebraic systems
This is this route that we will follow in this article.
Primitive ideals and automorphism group of $U_q^+(B_2)$
In this note we present a different approach to this problem allowing us to generalize this result to a more general family of measures on partitions.
Fluctuation of maximal particle energy of quantum ideal gas and random partitions
The function t 7→ at is continuous, strictly increasing, starts at zero and satisfies at → ∞ as t → ∞ (this final statement is not true if the curve creeps along to infinity very close to the real axis and we exclude this case for the purpose of this argument).
On Chordal and Bilateral SLE in multiply connected domains
By Theorem 6.1, ρκ = 0 in this case, so ρκ = ρ∗ κ in this case too. (ii) This is similar.
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
Using this definition for LΓ , all the results of this section can be extended to this more general setting, with slight adjustments of the proofs.
Multivariable moment problems
In this paper we prove this result which shows that mean field theory is exact in this case.
Random walks on combs
Let us set γ := 1 2 ; this is not the optimal value of this parameter, but will suffice for this argument.
Inverse Littlewood-Offord theorems and the condition number of random discrete matrices
This is why in this article we refrain from using our main formula (4) for any nontrivial cross–covariance matrix C, focusing rather on temporal covariances; this obstacle should certainly be dealt with.
Applying Free Random Variables to Random Matrix Analysis of Financial Data. Part I: A Gaussian Case
On the other hand, if this highest power is positive, then the coefficient of this term is necessarily negative [if it were positive, one would have Prob(Xj = r) > 1], and thus this product of five factors decays super-polynomially.
When the law of large numbers fails for increasing subsequences of random permutations
Since this point does not really belong to statistics, which is the true topics of this paper, even the brief discussion of this point is relegated to Appendix A.
On a Possible Indicator of Homogeneity of the Universe
In section 2 we review the inclusion of flavor branes into the N = 4 theory and identify the chiral symmetry in this theory and its order parameter. 2While we were finishing this manuscript two papers appeared which also reanalyzed the phase transition in this theory, and .
Chiral Transition of N=4 Super Yang-Mills with Flavor on a 3-Sphere
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