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 for The
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  The \The\ ([th][=e]), v. i.
     See Thee. [Obs.] --Chaucer. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  The \The\ ([th][=e], when emphatic or alone; [th][-e], obscure
     before a vowel; [th]e, obscure before a consonant; 37),
     definite article. [AS. [eth][=e], a later form for earlier
     nom. sing. masc. s[=e], formed under the influence of the
     oblique cases. See That, pron.]
     A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their
     meaning.
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     Note: The was originally a demonstrative pronoun, being a
           weakened form of that. When placed before adjectives
           and participles, it converts them into abstract nouns;
           as, the sublime and the beautiful. --Burke. The is used
           regularly before many proper names, as of rivers,
           oceans, ships, etc.; as, the Nile, the Atlantic, the
           Great Eastern, the West Indies, The Hague. The with an
           epithet or ordinal number often follows a proper name;
           as, Alexander the Great; Napoleon the Third. The may be
           employed to individualize a particular kind or species;
           as, the grasshopper shall be a burden. --Eccl. xii. 5.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  The \The\, adv. [AS. [eth][=e], [eth][=y], instrumental case of
     s[=e], se['o], [eth][ae]t, the definite article. See 2d
     The.]
     By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used
     before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the
     more difficult it is to reform. "Yet not the more cease I."
     --Milton.
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           So much the rather thou, Celestial Light,
           Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers
           Irradiate.                               --Milton.
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From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  THE
         Technische Hoogeschool Eindhoven (OS), "T.H.E."
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  THE
         The Hessling Editor
         

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