Definition of That is

1. Adverb. (context: conjunctive) In other words; that is to say. (non-gloss definition Used to introduce a clarification or explanation) ¹



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Lexicographical Neighbors of That Is

that's the spirit
that's the ticket
that's the way life is
that's the way the ball bounces
that's the way the cookie crumbles
that's the way the mop flops
that's what's up
that's what I'm talking about
that's what she said
that be it
that clause
that clauses
that does it
that figures
that is (current term)
that is it
that is to say
that much
that one
that said
that ship has sailed
that time of the month
that was it
that which doesn't kill you makes you stronger
thataway
thatch
thatch palm
thatch tree
thatched

Literary usage of That is

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Princeton Theological Review by Princeton Theological Seminary (1904)
"It is the daily life that was lived before his children's eyes alone that is depicted. The reader who goes to the book therefore in order to form an ..."

2. The Guide of the Perplexed of Maimonides by Moses Maimonides, Michael Friedländer (1885)
"The majority of scholars, that is to say, the most famous in science, are afflicted with this failing, viz., that of hurrying at once to the final results, ..."

3. Modern Humanists: Sociological Studies of Carlyle, Mill, Emerson, Arnold by John Mackinnon Robertson (1891)
"His final consolation to the religious people is that there is only one of all their notions that is valid, and this solitary notion is one that turns out ..."

4. The Guidebook to the True Secret of the Heart by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (1976)
"This cell is controlled by the action of each of these five, and that is the mind; ... that is air. With this air those aspects which control the air one by ..."

5. Princeton Theological Review by Princeton Theological Seminary (1908)
"that is one aspect of Nietzsche's religion — not the ethical doctrine of altruism, but the unethical doctrine of extreme egoism exalted to a religion. ..."

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