They

They

(), pron. pl.; poss. Theirs; obj. Them. [Icel. eir they, properly nom. pl. masc. of s, s, at, a demonstrative pronoun, akin to the English definite article, AS. s, se, t, nom. pl. . See That.] The plural of he, she, or it. They is never used adjectively, but always as a pronoun proper, and sometimes refers to persons without an antecedent expressed.
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Jolif and glad they went unto here [their] rest
And casten hem [them] full early for to sail.
Chaucer.
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They of Italy salute you.
Heb. xiii. 24.
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Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness.
Matt. v. 6.
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They is used indefinitely, as our ancestors used man, and as the French use on; as, they say (French on dit), that is, it is said by persons not specified.
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