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this | thisclose |

As a determiner this

is .

As an adjective thisclose is

a presentation of the phrase "this close" that intentionally omits the space between the words to demonstrate the degree of closeness; so close as to have no intervening space.

this

English

(wikipedia this)

Determiner

  • The (thing) here (used in indicating something or someone nearby).
  • The known (thing) (used in indicating something or someone just mentioned).
  • The known (thing) (used in indicating something or someone about to be mentioned).
  • A known (thing) (used in first mentioning a person or thing that the speaker does not think is known to the audience). Compare with "a ... ".
  • (Of a unit of time) which is .
  • Derived terms

    * thisness *

    Adverb

    (-)
  • To the degree or extent indicated.
  • I need this much water.
    We've already come this far, we can't turn back now.

    Pronoun

    (en-pron)
  • The thing, item, etc. being indicated.
  • This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune,—often the surfeit of our own behaviour,—we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars'' — Shakespeare, ''King Lear , Act 1. Scene 2.

    Noun

    (es)
  • (philosophy) Something being indicated that is here; one of these.
  • * 2001 , James G. Lennox, Aristotle's Philosophy of Biology (page 151)
  • Terms like 'house', 'sphere', 'animal', and 'human' do not refer to other thises distinct from these ones here — they refer to the sort of thing these ones here are.

    Interjection

    (-)
  • (Internet slang)
  • Synonyms
    * , like * IAWTP

    Statistics

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    thisclose

    English

    Adjective

  • A presentation of the phrase "this close" that intentionally omits the space between the words to demonstrate the degree of closeness; so close as to have no intervening space.
  • *1955 , Bob Stohl, in TV guide: Volume 3 , p. 27:
  • JUDY GARLAND was thisclose to signing an exclusive TV contract with NBC, but the deal fell through.
  • *2001 , CMJ New Music Report (Dec 17, 2001), Vol. 69, No. 743, page 10:
  • Sources indicate that Danzig is thisclose to signing a new label deal.
  • *2003 , Megan McCafferty, Second Helpings: A Novel , p. 80:
  • Bridget is the only one at school who knows that I came thisclose to letting Marcus Flutie devirginize me last New Year's Eve.
  • *2009 , Toni McGee Causey, Charmed and Dangerous , p. 268:
  • He knew he was thisclose' to cuffing Bobbie Faye. ' Thisclose to keeping her from getting killed in the inevitable cross fire he sensed was coming; he felt it all the way to the cellular level of his bones.