Toward there (toward the destination under discussion)
(postpositive) leading there (leading toward the destination under discussion)
(location) In a place or location (stated, implied or otherwise indicated) at some distance from the speaker (compare here ).
* 1623 , , The Comedy of Errors , Act 5, Scene 1,
* 1769 , , 2, viii,
- And in a dark and dankish vault at home / There left me and my man, both bound together;
* 1667 , '', 1773, James Buchanan (editor), ''The First Six Books of Milton's Paradise Lost: Rendered into Grammatical Construction ,
- The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
(figuratively) In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place.
- To veil the heav'n, tho' darkne?s there' might well / Seem twilight ' here .
- He did not stop there , but continued his speech.
* 1597 '', Act 3, Scene 3, 1836, ''The Works of Shakespeare , Isaac, Tuckey, and Co.,
- They patched up their differences, but matters did not end there .
(location) To or into that place; thither.
* , prologue:
- The law, that threaten’d death, becomes thy friend / And turns it to exile; there art thou happy.
* 1623 , , Act 2, Scene 1,
- A knight there was, and that a worthy man /
* 1690 , , paragraph 4:
- And the rarest that e’er came there .
* 1769 , , 28, vii,
- So that wherever there is sense or perception, there some idea is actually produced, and present in the understanding.
(obsolete) Where, there where, in which place.
- There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:
The Summoners's Prologue and Tale]'', in ''[[w:The Canterbury Tales, The Canterbury Tales] ,
*:: Note : Modern editions commonly render this instance of ther'' as ''where .
In existence or in this world; see pronoun section below .
* 1928 January, Captain Ferdinand Tuohy, "Why Don't We Fly?", in Popular Science ,
- And spende hir good ther it is resonable;
- These firms do not want the truth to get out and are financing these flights in the hope of dazzling the public. Yet the record of the gas engine is there for all to see.
* The use of there'' instead of they're (meaning ''they are ) is a common error in English writing.
* (to or into that place)
** There'' is sometimes used by way of exclamation, calling attention to something, especially to something distant; as, There, there'''! See '''there'''! Look ' there !
** There is often used as an expletive, and in this use, when it introduces a sentence or clause, the verb precedes its subject.
** There is much used in composition, and often has the sense of a pronoun. See thereabout, thereafter, therefrom, etc.
* (to or into that place) thither (archaic)
- There, there. Everything is going to turn out all right.
- There! That knot should hold.
That status; that position.
- You get it ready; I'll take it from there .
- There are two apples on the table. [=Two apples are on the table.]
- There is no way to do it. [=No way to do it exists.]
- Is there an answer? [=Does an answer exist?]
* 1908', C. H. Bovill (lyrics), Jerome D. Kern (music), '''', song from the musical ''Fluffy Ruffles ,
- No, there isn't. [=No, one doesn't exist.]
* 1909', ,
- It's very sad but all the same, / There ’s something rather odd about Augustus.
* 1918 , , Part 1, II,
- There was a time when I tried to change my position, which was not in harmony with my conscience; .
- There are intentional and unintentional towns.
- If x is a positive number, then there''' exists ''[='''there is]'' a positive number y less than x.
- There remain several problems with this approach. [=Several problems remain with this approach.]
- Once upon a time, in a now-forgotten kingdom, there''' lived a woodsman with his wife.'' [=' There was a woodsman, who lived with his wife.]
* 1895 , Sabine Baring-Gould, : Nursery Songs, XXII: The Tree in the Wood,
- There''' arose a great wind out of the east.'' [=' There was now a great wind, arising in the east.]
* 1897 , '': The Kentucky Home, in ''Four Great Americans ,
- All in a wood there grew a fine tree,
* 1904 , Uriel Waldo Cutler, , Chapter XXXI: How Sir Launcelot Found the Holy Grail,
- Not far from Hodgensville, in Kentucky, there once lived a man whose name was Thomas Lincoln.
- On a night, as he slept, there came a vision unto him, and a voice said, "Launcelot, arise up, and take thine armour, and enter into the first ship that thou shalt find."
- There''' seems to be some difficulty with the papers.'' [=It seems that ' there is some difficulty with the papers.]
- I expected there''' to be a simpler solution.'' [=I expected that ' there would be a simpler solution.]
(in combination with certain prepositions, no longer productive) That.
- There''' are beginning to be complications.'' [=It's beginning to be the case that ' there are complications.]
- there'''for, '''there'''at, ' there under
- Hi there , young fellow.
* In formal English, the verb agrees with the semantic subject: “there is a tree”, “there are some trees”, “there seems to be a mistake”, “there seem to be some mistakes”, and so on. This is because the "there [form of be]" construction originally used, and could still be said to use, "there" as simply an adverb modifying "to be". However, the syntax is archaic enough that "there" is rarely recognized as an adverb. In colloquial usage, therefore, the verb is often found in the third-person singular form, even when the semantic subject is plural — “there’s some trees”, “there seems to be some mistakes” — but this is often considered incorrect.