the others

plural noun

: all the members of a group except the person or thing that has already been mentioned
He got a drink of water while the others continued playing.
This car got better gas mileage than the others we tested.

Examples of the others in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two of the 10 defendants, Branch and Disse, had been released on bond as of Monday afternoon, with the others scheduled for bond hearings Tuesday and Wednesday. Samuel Oakford, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2023 One of those officers, former Louisville Detective Kelly Goodlett, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to violate Taylor's civil rights while the others, Sgt. Alexander Mallin, ABC News, 8 Mar. 2023 One of them actually lived two miles from me; the others would visit and have holidays with each other, without me. Annie Lane, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Feb. 2023 Judges Douglas Shapiro and Stephen Borrello were the others on the panel. Arpan Lobo, Detroit Free Press, 24 Feb. 2023

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“The others.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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