'tis


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'tis

 (tĭz)
Contraction of it is.
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'tis

(tɪz)
contraction of
it is
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'tis

(tɪz)
a contraction of it is.
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References in classic literature ?
'tis a stone in the frog or a cast shoe he has come for.
"Sure, 'tis no beauty, but ye hold the palm of me hand."
'Tis night: now do all gushing fountains speak louder.
'Tis night: now only do all songs of the loving ones awake.
'Tis harrd to be something ye niver were an' niver meant to be, an' all the ould days shut up along wid your papers.
"'Tis only wanst in a way I can talk about the ould days." Then to me - "Ye say Dhrumshticks is well, an' his lady tu'?
(aside.) 'Tis time.(Jacinta seats herself in a side-long manner upon the chair, resting her elbows upon the back, and regarding her mistress with a contemptuous look.
-- 'tis but a viper Whom thou hast cherished to sting thee to the soul!(taking up the mirror) Ha!
'Tis very ill done, I am conscious, to expose messieurs the sergeants of the watch to the liability of cudgelling beneath this cassock the humerus of a Pythagorean philosopher.
"'Tis a fine profession that you are engaged in!" replied the archdeacon.
'And next, for that I know your heart, and am right sure and certain that 'tis far too merciful to let her die, or even so much as suffer, for want of aid.
I'faith, 'tis an unheard-of thing that people should have been so stupid as not to have discovered this method from the first.