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- (literary or archaic, also occasionally colloquial) It is.
- ’Tis the season to be jolly. — Popular Christmas song.
- ’Tis good ta’ ’ave ya back boy! (to have you)
- 1597, Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, Scene 1:
- Mercutio [wounded]: "No, 'tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church-door; but 'tis enough,'twill serve: ask for me to-morrow, and you shall find me a grave man.
- 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter X:
- “You get the Red Room, Kipper.” “Right-ho.” “I had it last year. ’Tis not as deep as a well nor as wide as a church door, but ’tis enough, ’twill serve,” I said, recalling a gag of Jeeves’s.
- (it is): it’s