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that is

Also, that is to say. To explain more clearly, in other words, as in It's on the first floor, that is, at street level, or We're coming next month, that is to say, in November. [Early 1600s] Also see under that's.
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that is (to say)


1 in other words: I’m between jobs at the moment; that’s to say unemployed.It cost him a week’s wages, that is, €300.
2 used to give more information or to correct what has already been said: She’s a housewife — when she’s not teaching English, that is.Let him explain it — if he can, that is.Nobody wants to do it. Nobody except me, that is.
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that is

To explain more clearly; in other words: on the first floor, that is, the floor at street level.
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References in classic literature ?
Oh, that's good -- I tell you, Tom, I was most scared to death; I'd a bet anything it was a STRAY dog.
Oh, that's not what I intend - that's not what I mean
Aye, aye; go that way of a dark night, that's all," said Mr.
And I'll not deny neither but what some of my people was shook--maybe all was shook; maybe I was shook myself; maybe that's why I'm here for terms.
Blood and thunder, Sir Pathrick, mavourneen," thinks I to mesilf, "fait it's jist the mother's son of you, and nobody else at all at all, that's the handsomest and the fortunittest young bog-throtter that ever cum'd out of Connaught
Lynde dearly loved to be asked for advice--"I'd just humor her a little at first, that's what I'd do.
Whatever he likes that's present,' rejoined Squeers, in a most unusual burst of generosity.
The truth of the statement touched me in the pit of the stomach(you know that's the spot where emotion gets home on a man) for it was borne upon me that really and truly I was nothing but a second officer of a ship just like any other second officer, to that constable.
An' so that's why I come ter tell ye that as long as it's only pride an' et--et-somethin' that's keepin' Pollyanna from walkin', why I knew you WOULD ask Dr.
I signed myself Glasspool, care of Hickey, 38, Conduit Street; that's my tailor, and after sending the wire I went round and told him what to expect.
But just you wait till Charley Long gets his hands on him, that's all.
That's the way with these people, ma'am; give 'em a apron full of coals to-day, and they'll come back for another, the day after to-morrow, as brazen as alabaster.
That's my writing," added Tom, laying on the table a copy of the list he had made yesterday.
But I won't say anything more about it, if you'll promise not to cry, that's all; and you take the baby that's a lighter weight, and give me little Jacob; and as we go along (which we must do pretty quick) I'll give you the news I bring, which will surprise you a little, I can tell you.
If a man is a nice fellow, that's the only principle I go upon.