“I think I have a reputation for wanting to see things solved,” he says.
Rand Paul expressed wonder that his audience at Howard does not see things the same way.
So basically the art that I make enables me to see things and meet people and go to places where I dream to go.
“I feel like on TV, you see things like the escorts are all crackheads,” she tells me.
“They see things like what restaurants they like to eat at as telling,” Stokes says.
They see things by a false vision, and are not only deluded but they often delude others.
He began to see things truly by the drab light of retrospection.
No man should busy himself with them who has not clearness of mind enough to see things as they are.
And what's the end of it all—all my patience and trying not to see things, and letting him have his own way?
You see, then, that men may have eyes, and yet not see things; because they will not look for them.
Old English þing "meeting, assembly," later "entity, being, matter" (subject of deliberation in an assembly), also "act, deed, event, material object, body, being," from Proto-Germanic *thengan "appointed time" (cf. Old Frisian thing "assembly, council, suit, matter, thing," Middle Dutch dinc "court-day, suit, plea, concern, affair, thing," Dutch ding "thing," Old High German ding "public assembly for judgment and business, lawsuit," German ding "affair, matter, thing," Old Norse þing "public assembly"). Some suggest an ultimate connection to PIE root *ten- "stretch," perhaps on notion of "stretch of time for a meeting or assembly."
For sense evolution, cf. French chose, Spanish cosa "thing," from Latin causa "judicial process, lawsuit, case;" Latin res "affair, thing," also "case at law, cause." Old sense is preserved in second element of hustings and in Icelandic Althing, the nation's general assembly.
Used colloquially since c.1600 to indicate things the speaker can't name at the moment, often with various meaningless suffixes, e.g. thingumbob (1751), thingamajig (1824). Southern U.S. pronunciation thang attested from 1937. The thing "what's stylish or fashionable" is recorded from 1762. Phrase do your thing "follow your particular predilection," though associated with hippie-speak of 1960s is attested from 1841.
To hallucinate (1922+)
A track-and-field athlete: Local thinclads prepare for state meet (1940s+)