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THEY, pronoun plural ; objective case, them.]

1. The men, the women, the animals, the things. It is never used adjectively, but always as a pronoun referring to persons, or as a substitute referring to things.

THEY and their fathers have transgressed against me. Ezekiel 2:3.

THEY of Italy salute you. Hebrews 13:10.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness. Matthew 5:4.

2. It is used indefinitely, as our ancestors used man, and as the French use on. they say, [on dit, ] that is, it is said by persons, indefinitely.