Definition of there:

part of speech: adverb

In that place; in the place most distant; opposed to here, in this place; a word used as a mere introductory particle at the beginning of a sentence, adding to the sentence a peculiar and idiomatic emphasis, which can hardly be explained: there serves to throw the nominative after the verb, as " a man was," " there was a man"; in composition, there has the force of that, as thereby, by that.

Usage examples:

  • What are you all going there for? Payne Erskine in "The Eye of Dread".
  • No, she was not there Marie Belloc Lowndes in "Jane Oglander".
  • But the nymph was there Charles Weathers Bump in "The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories".
  • He was standin' there lukin' at me. Alexander Irvine in "My Lady of the Chimney Corner".

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