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thee

Syllabification: thee
Pronunciation: /T͟Hē
 
/

Definition of thee in English:

pronoun

[second person singular]
Archaic or dialect form of you, as the singular object of a verb or preposition. we beseech thee O lord Compare with thou1.
More example sentences
  • Show us, we beseech thee, the way of the cross that we must follow, the way of Jesus.
  • Still he desires to praise thee, this man who is only a small part of thy creation.
  • It is time to bid thee farewell, and let someone half thy hoary age step up and take thy place.

Origin

Old English thē, accusative and dative case of thū 'thou'.

Usage

The word thee is still used in some traditional dialects (e.g., in northern England) and among certain religious groups (e.g., Quakers), but in standard English it is restricted to archaic or religious contexts. For more details on thee and thou, see thou1 (usage).

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