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part of speech: adverb

By so much; by that; as, the sooner, the better.

part of speech: adjective

A word placed before nouns, or nouns preceded by adjectives, to point them out and limit their signi- fication; usually called the definite article, but is really a demonstrative adjective, and only a softened form of that; used before adjectives in the comparative and superlative degrees. Note.- In poetic compositions, the e in often cut of before a vowel thus, th, and also the he, as t'other.

part of speech: noun

Definite article, denoting some particular object.

part of speech: adverb

Used before comparatives, as, " the more the better.".

Usage examples for The:

  • The rest's all good. "Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood", George MacDonald
  • You may think so, answered the hackler, but I do not. "The Spinners", Eden Phillpotts
  • What's the matter, Douglas? "Judith of the Godless Valley", HonorĂ© Willsie
  • Then the captain said: Waitin'. "Cap'n Warren's Wards", Joseph C. Lincoln
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