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Definition of "that" [that]

  • Used to refer to the one designated, implied, mentioned, or understood: What kind of soup is that? (pronoun)
  • Used to refer to the one, thing, or type specified as follows: The relics found were those of an earlier time. (pronoun)
  • Used to refer to the event, action, or time just mentioned: After that, he became a recluse. (pronoun)
  • Used to indicate the farther or less immediate one: That is for sale; this is not. (pronoun)
  • Used to emphasize the idea of a previously expressed word or phrase: He was fed up, and that to a great degree. (pronoun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "that" in a sentence
  • "In all seriousness, I'm still not convinced that Aus is *that* bad."
  • "It's interesting to note that even apologists like Eddy and Boyd in «The Jesus Legend» admit that the language of those verses are «arguably un-Pauline» and that those verses are the only reference in the entire genuine Pauline letters «that positively requires us to accept that Paul viewed Jesus as a recent historical person» p.211."
  • "But no mainstream Biblical scholar would ever dream of looking at the way that Luke/Acts never says Jesus had a brother called James and applying the criterion of embarrassment to *that* silence."