Is't

1.A contraction of is it.
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3 ("Heaven, is't my fate, / For loving that thou lov'st, to get thy hate?
Is't to be mad to speak, to move, to gaze, / But not know how, or why, or whence, or where" (3.
all, since no man of aught he leaves knows what is't to leave
A[yen] The anodyne exchange dates at least as far back as 1604, to Shakespeare's Othello, where Desdemona asks her husband, oeHow is't with you, my lord?
To this, Tammas in 1912 responds 'Yes, that's a fac'; but is't no time ye were dressing for the kirk', which in 1932 is rendered 'Yes, that's true; but is it not time you were getting dressed for the kirk'.
So, for example, through the texts we explore the absolute importance of charity but in our view is't not if you like to give charity, you give charity.
Most importantly, benefits were equivalent among frail and non-frail participants suggesting that there is't never too late to engage in exercise intervention programs.
Your poem's a spring of water, Master Laureate--'sheart, for that matter everything we meet is a spring, is't not?
Since no man has aught of what he leaves, what is't to leave betimes?
Hence is't, that I am carried towards the west This day, when my soul's form bends towards the east.
He adds to greater effect: "No, indeed, is't not; and I would to heaven/I were your son, so you would love me, Hubert" (4.