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[Revised entry by Peter Ludlow on April 5, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Russell (1919), writing in prison, made the following now famous declaration of the importance of definite descriptions, and in particular the definite determiner 'the': ... in this chapter we shall consider the word the in the singular, and in the next chapter we shall consider the word...

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