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that is

In other words; or, to clarify or explain more clearly. No, I have never met him—not formally, that is. I'll be there this afternoon, that is, after about four o'clock or so.
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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 ?
Come back now, that's a darlint, and I'll give ye yur flipper.
And that's jist the thruth of the rason why he wears his lift hand in a sling.
Why, Dowlas, that's easy betting, that is," said Ben Winthrop.
Yes, that's what every yapping cur is, when you hold a stick up at him," said the farrier.
That's the point, that's what excites me, you must understand
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.
You would just as soon save your lives, I reckon; and that's yours.
Oh, that's good -- I tell you, Tom, I was most scared to death; I'd a bet anything it was a STRAY dog.
That's what the niggers say, and they know all about these kind of things, Huck.
Yes, an' that's what I come ter tell ye, so you WOULD know," asserted Jimmy, eagerly.
Webster said that's a significant savings because in many states MVR reports cost about $10 per report, "whereas information from a database can cost just pennies or a few dollars.
If you're happy with believing that God is a green rabbit, that's beautiful.