something thing, a
Something occasional or transient, as in For most free-lance musicians, work is a sometime thing. This idiom gained currency in the title of a song by George Gershwin, “A Woman Is A Sometime Thing” (1935), introduced in the folk opera Porgy and Bess.
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Something like fluoride, which is too small for normal filters, yanks away that feeling of agency.
Citizens, perhaps, need to feel like they can communicate something to science.
There is no such thing as speech so hateful or offensive it somehow “justifies” or “legitimizes” the use of violence.
“They sure took the Sony thing seriously,” Attkisson said dryly.Ex-CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s Battle Royale With the Feds|Lloyd Grove|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But the other thing that needs to be done is for us citizens to do.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He remembered something—the cherished pose of being a man plunged fathoms-deep in business.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
"There's just one thing I'd like to ask, if you don't mind," said Cynthia, coming suddenly out of a brown study.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
There seems something in that also which I could spare only very reluctantly from a new Bible in the world.
That it is a reasonable and proper thing to ask our statesmen and politicians: what is going to happen to the world?
Of course the expression of this value is modified and characterized by the nature of the thing spoken of.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick