That in a sentence

The word "that" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of that and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of That

  • As a demonstrative pronoun (pl. Those), that usually points out, or refers to, a person or thing previously mentioned, or supposed to be understood. That, as a demonstrative, may precede the noun to which it refers; as, that which he has said is true; those in the basket are good apples.
  • As an adjective, that has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun.
  • As a relative pronoun, that is equivalent to who or which, serving to point out, and make definite, a person or thing spoken of, or alluded to, before, and may be either singular or plural.
  • As a conjunction, that retains much of its force as a demonstrative pronoun.
  • To introduce a clause employed as the object of the preceding verb, or as the subject or predicate nominative of a verb.
  • To introduce, a reason or cause; -- equivalent to for that in that for the reason that because.
  • To introduce a purpose; -- usually followed by may, or might, and frequently preceded by so in order to the end, etc.
  • To introduce a consequence, result, or effect; -- usually preceded by so or such, sometimes by that.
  • In an elliptical sentence to introduce a dependent sentence expressing a wish, or a cause of surprise, indignation, or the like.
  • As adverb: To such a degree; so; as, he was that frightened he could say nothing.

How to use that in a sentence. That pronunciation.

Thee didst frighten all who knew thee with thy doings that mad midsummer time.
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Thee remembers the man Kimber smitten by thee at the public-house on that day?
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That mind has generous moments, David, for he took to being thankful for thy knocks.
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After visiting Jasper Kimber at Heddington, as I came back over the hill by the path we all took that day after the Meeting-Ebn Ezra Bey, my father, Elder Fairley, and thee and me-I drew near the chairmaker's but where thee lived alone all those sad months.
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Yet I felt that I must needs go and lay my hand in love upon the door of the empty hut which had been ever as thee left it.
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For, at the question, curtains seemed to drop from all around me, and leave me in the midst of pains and miseries, in a chill air that froze me to the marrow.
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But I said coldly, and with what was near to anger, that he should link his name and fate with that of Luke Claridge: "Which of ye two goes first is God's will, and according to His wisdom.
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He laughed in a snarling way that made me shrink, and answered: "He wanted this and he wanted that-his high-handed, second-best lordship.
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That is what his father was, the last Earl, and that is what he is who left my door but now.
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Possession's nine points were with me; and here I sat and faced him; and here he stormed, and would do this and should do that; and I went on with my work.
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All but one," said he, "and that is my own, for it was his mind upon Soolsby the drunken chair-maker.
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God save him from the heathen sword that slew his uncle.
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He placed the papers in my hand, all save that one which spoke of him.
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He placed the papers, save that one, in my hands, and I, womanlike, asked again for all.
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I feel Soolsby here at times so sharply that it would seem he came again and was in this room, though he is dead and gone.
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I ask him how it came he lived here alone; how it came that he made chairs, he, with brains enough to build great houses or great bridges; how it was that drink and he were such friends; and how he, a Catholic, lived here among us Quakers, so singular, uncompanionable, and severe.
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I think it true, and sadly true, that a man with a vice which he is able to satisfy easily and habitually, even as another satisfies a virtue, may give up the wider actions of the world and the possibilities of his life for the pleasure which his one vice gives him, and neither miss nor desire those greater chances of virtue or ambition which he has lost.
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Well, it was so strange, and it fixed itself upon my mind so deeply, and thy writings at the hut have been so much in my hands and in my mind, that I have put it all down here.
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When I asked Soolsby how it came he had been rumoured dead, he said that he himself had been the cause of it; but for what purpose he would not say, save that he was going a long voyage, and had made up his mind to return no more.
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And tell him who is beyond and away in Egypt that old Soolsby's busy making a chair for him to sit in when the scarlet cloth is spread, and the East and West come to salaam before him.
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Examples of That

Example #1
The tavern, the theatre, the cross-roads, and the cockpit-was ever such a day!
Example #2
They gave thee sour bread to eat ere thy going, but yet thee didst grind the flour for the baking.
Example #3
What think thee has happened?
Example #4
Now, Davy, I must tell of a strange thing.
Example #5
Now for the strange thing I hinted.
Example #6
He welcomed me, and soon opened his whole mind.