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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How to use that is in a sentence

  • "Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.

  • Train comes in, put your money in the turnstile, show your permit to the turnstile's eye, get aboard and that-is-that.

    The Syndic | C.M. Kornbluth
  • What greeting shall we send from the Civilization-that-is to the Civilization-that-is-to-be?

    A Handful of Stars | Frank W. Boreham
  • I-guess-that-is-how-doing-everything to-please-white-people-became-ingrained-in-our nature.

    Overshadowed | Sutton E. Griggs
  • Now for the library, to find that sum of money which my foolish mamma-in-law-that-is-to-be mentioned having placed there.

    Mischievous Maid Faynie | Laura Jean Libbey