Looking for this book of recipes.
This is John; this tastes good.
Of the two, this possibility is more likely than that.
Just wait till you hear this story.
Never stayed out this late.
She left early this morning.
Of the two possibilities, this is more likely than that.
It was this big.
An example of this is someone talking about and pointing at a plant which they are holding.
This is mine and that is yours.
This side and that side.
This desk is smaller than that one.
Hear this song; this fact will convince you.
There's this lady in Iowa.
This classroom is where I learned to read and write.
When asked what he wanted for his birthday, he gave this reply: “[...]"
I met this woman the other day who's allergic to wheat. I didn't even know that was possible!
There's just this nervous mannerism that Bob has with his hands, and it drives me crazy.
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.
An example of this used as an adverb is the phrase "this big" being spoken as someone holds their hands a foot apart implying how big of a box they need.
This is larger than that.
This convinces us; now hear this.
This man was John; this pie tastes good.
They give the appearance of knowing what they're doing. It's this appearance that lets them get away with so much.
I need this much water.
We've already come this far, we can't turn back now.
Origin of this
- Middle English from Old English to- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition