the other

noun

1
: the person or thing that remains or that has not been shown or mentioned yet
I held on with one hand and waved with the other.
Each of them looked at the other.
2
: an opposite place or thing
We moved from one side of town to the other.

Examples of the other in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Current has conceded just two goals in its last four matches, and one of those was a pure gift to the other team. Daniel Sperry, Kansas City Star, 16 May 2024 The critter shook off two would-be captors and made his way to the other end of the field, then partially backed up the other way with several more staff members in pursuit. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2024 On the other end of the radical spectrum, Bobby has turned to electoral politics and blames Huey and his outlaw associates for ruining his chances of winning Oakland’s 1973 mayoral race. Judy Berman, TIME, 16 May 2024 On the other there were the people ticked off by the knowledge that there was any backlash at all. Richard Lawler, The Verge, 16 May 2024 The Public Safety Group is the other county agency that accounts for a huge share of spending, with the Sheriff’s Department absorbing just under half the $2.7 billion set aside for maintaining law and order. Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 May 2024 Meanwhile, at a separate hearing Thursday, Judge J. Dale Youngs set a March 10, 2025, jury trial for 20-year-old Terry J. Young of Kansas City, one of the other men charged with murder in the shooting. Robert A. Cronkleton, Kansas City Star, 3 May 2024 There is still the matter of what exactly Sugar and the other people working with his handler Ruby (Kirby) are doing here beyond observation. Hunter Ingram, Variety, 3 May 2024 But first, there's the business of clearing the channel of debris from the collapsed span and the other unknowns that will inevitably creep into the project. Scott Neuman, NPR, 3 May 2024

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“The other.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20other. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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