[ th air; unstressed th er ]
/ ðɛər; unstressed ðər /
contraction of they are.
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They Call It Puppy Love And Other Animal-inspired PhrasesWe often attribute emotions and other human characteristics to animals. This is called anthropomorphism. Similarly, we also describe people using animal characteristics. You might, for example, say my teenage son “eats like a horse,” meaning he’s a growing boy and consumes a lot of food. This is called zoomorphism. Zoomorphism also includes assigning animal-like qualities to gods and inanimate objects. The term comes from the Greek …
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British Dictionary definitions for they're
/ (ðɛə, ˈðeɪə) /
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