thee

pronoun
\ ˈt͟hē How to pronounce thee (audio) \

Definition of thee

archaic objective case of thou

1a used especially in ecclesiastical or literary language and by Friends especially among themselves in contexts where the objective case form would be expected
b used by Friends especially among themselves in contexts where the subjective case form would be expected

First Known Use of thee

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Thee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thee. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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thee

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English Language Learners Definition of thee

old-fashioned + literary used as a singular form of "you" when it is the object of a verb or preposition.

thee

pronoun
\ ˈt͟hē How to pronounce thee (audio) \

Kids Definition of thee

objective case of thou

“my country, ʼtis of thee

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