Is

Definitions

  • Walter learns why Sidney is upset
    Walter learns why Sidney is upset
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Is The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be.☞ In some varieties of the Northern dialect of Old English, is was used for all persons of the singular. "For thy is I come, and eke Alain.""Aye is thou merry.""To-morrow is the new moon."
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Charley is reunited with his mother and siblings Charley is reunited with his mother and siblings
WHAT IS A CABMAN'S MILE WHAT IS A CABMAN'S MILE
MIGHT IS RIGHT MIGHT IS RIGHT
"MULTIPLICATION IS VEXATION." "MULTIPLICATION IS VEXATION."
IS JOHN SMITH WITHIN IS JOHN SMITH WITHIN
The rose is red The rose is red
"This Buildin' is Corinthian." "This Buildin' is Corinthian."
"Whyee! Selinda and Bizer, is it you?" "Whyee! Selinda and Bizer, is it you?"

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Koala bear is not really a bear, but is really related to the kangaroo and the wombat.
    • is The third person singular present indicative of the verb be. See be. The form is was formerly, and is still dialectally, used for all persons of the singular, and in negro speech also for all persons of the plural. Such use in Chaucer, as in modern authors, is in imitation of dialect speech.
    • is An obsolete form of -es.
    • is An obsolete form of -es.
    • is A northern, and especially Scottish, form of -ish, as in Scottis (contracted Scots) for Scottish, Inglis for Inglish (English), etc.
    • is An abbreviation of island.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable
    • Is iz third pers. sing. pres. of be.
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Quotations

  • Samuel Beckett
    Samuel%20Beckett
    “To think, when one is no longer young, when one is not yet old, that one is no longer young, that one is not yet old, that is perhaps something.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.”
  • Archibald Macleish
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    “America is promises to take! America is promises to us to take them.”
  • Pindar
    Pindar
    “Whatever is beautiful is beautiful by necessity.”
  • Charles Reade
    Charles Reade
    “Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
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    “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”

Idioms

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link - This means that processes, organisations, etc, are vulnerable because the weakest person or part can always damage or break them.
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A fool at 40 is a fool forever - If someone hasn't matured by the time they reach forty, they never will.
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A light purse is a heavy curse - Life is difficult when you don't have much money.
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A little learning is a dangerous thing - A small amount of knowledge can cause people to think they are more expert than they really are.eg. he said he'd done a course on home electrics, but when he tried to mend my table lamp, he fused all the lights! I think a little learning is a dangerous thing
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A penny saved is a penny earned - Saving money is just as important as earning money- we shouldn't spend it foolishly.
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A picture is worth a thousand words - A picture can often get a message across much better than the best verbal description.
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A problem shared is a problem halved - If you talk about your problems, it will make you feel better.
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A slice off a cut loaf is never missed - Used colloquially to describe having sexual intercourse with someone who is not a virgin, especially when they are in a relationship. The analogy refers to a loaf of bread; it is not readily apparent, once the end has been removed, exactly how many slices have been taken.('You never miss a slice from a cut loaf' is also used.)
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All that glitters is not gold - This means that appearances can be deceptive and things that look or sound valuable can be worthless. ('All that glistens is not gold' is an alternative.)
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An Englishman's home is his castle - (UK) This means that what happens in a person's home or private life is their business and should not be subject to outside interference.
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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - This expression means that is is better to try to avoid problems in the first place, rather than trying to fix them once they arise.
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Ball is in your court - If the ball is in your court, it is up to you to make the next decision or step.
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Bark is worse than their bite - Someone who's bark is worse than their bite may well get angry and shout, but doesn't take action.
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Barkus is willing - This idiom means that someone is willing to get married.
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - Beauty is in the eye of the beholder means that different people will find different things beautiful and that the differences of opinion don't matter greatly.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. is,; akin to G. & Goth. ist, L. est, Gr. , Skr. asti,. √9. Cf. Am Entity Essence Absent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. is; Ger. ist, L. est, Gr. esti, Sans. astias, to be.

Usage

In literature:

Now is your time to take a new departure from whatever is evil to all that is good and pure.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
This is a very plentiful plant about Chillicothe and is found throughout the United States, although it is a rare plant in Europe.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Death is easy; life it is that is difficult.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
Before you is the east; behind you is the west; to your right is the south; the left hand is the north.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
When the water is troubled, when the wind is blowing, and things are a trifle rough, then is the time to fish.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
In the breeding season the plumage is entirely white; the bill is tipped with yellow and there is a red ring around the eye.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
They both speak to me as Christians; is it for me to say that the one is a Christian and the other is not?
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
If too much protein is in the ration there is a waste of expensive feed, and the tendency is for the animal to become thin.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
So Jesus, centuries later, "God is spirit," and, "That which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
He is plain; there is a husk upon him, a dry shell, and he will wear it till he is near twenty, then he will put it off.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
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In poetry:

But still above the meadow
The lark is singing his song;
There is no jar in his music,
For his little soul is strong.
"Lord Of The Air" by Alexander Anderson
'Tis through the Lord my heart is strong,
In him my lips rejoice;
While his salvation is my song,
How cheerful is my voice!
"Psalm 118 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Theirs is a speech which is not speech;
A language that is bound
To soul-vibrations vague that reach
Deeper than any sound.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part V" by Madison Julius Cawein
It is not that my lot is low,
That bids this silent tear to flow;
It is not grief that bids me moan;
It is that I am all alone.
"Solitude" by Henry Kirke White
The bower is wet, the wind is cold,
The summer flower is gone;
The mate thou lov'st, perhaps, has died,
And left thee all alone.
"To a Bird Singing In The Church" by Caroline Fry
For this is wisdom—all the rest
Is scarcely worth a thought:
He with Thy presence, Lord! is blest,
Who seeks Thee as he ought.
"Traveller's Hymn" by John Bowring

In news:

According to the singer, of " Hunky Santa, " Aza is filing a lawsuit in Los Angeles claiming that "Call Me Maybe" is a direct copy of her song and there is reportedly a lot of money on the line.
"The reason I'm here is because your vehicle is idling and there is an idling ordinance here that it can't be idling for over two minutes.".
No hype is needed to explain why taking a blind cut from almost every Pentagon activity, as sequester currently is set to do on Jan 2, is a wrongheaded idea.
His meaning is that football is such an inherent part of national culture that demand for it is unlimited.
The Return of Chen Zhen" is not a mass-audience crowd-pleaser is that most moviegoers — even those who thrive on action — would ask, "Who the hell is Chen Zhen.
The ADS -B system that is the cornerstone of the FAA 's NextGen ATC modernization plan is at risk of serious security breaches, according to Brad Haines, a hacker and network security consultant who is worried about ADS -B vulnerabilities.
Isabelle is spayed and is 6 years old, and Bailey is neutered and is 7 years old.
Michael Jackson's family is fuming over "This Is It" -- fearing the movie is "propaganda" for promoters trying to prove Jacko was healthy enough to perform 50 concerts.
Long story short, his campaign is not a joke in the sense of Trump being in on it, but it is a joke in the sense that his entire career is a joke .
Spain's King Juan Carlos I is under fire over a $26,000 trip to Botswana to hunt elephants at a time when his country is facing renewed economic pressures and one in two young Spaniards is unemployed.
THE AWFUL TRUTH is that the recovery, such as it is, is an old-time Keynesian event.
He says it is unlikely that an appreciable number of people watching the film would even notice that the bag is a knock-off , that any likelihood of confusion is minimal and thus the interests in protecting free expression outweigh any harm.
Though the most famous version of this soup, vichyssoise, is French, a similar dish is traditionally made in Ireland—understandably, since both potatoes and leeks grow well there (even if the leek is better known as a symbol of Wales).
ARRL Information Technology Manager Michael Keane, K1MK, is reporting that while Logbook of The World (LoTW) system is currently down, it is expected to be back up by 9 AM EST (1400 UTC) on Friday, November 9.
For the itinerant class, Utah is not normally a winter destination, and the often warmer climes of San Francisco, Seattle and Yuma, Ariz. Utah is cold and the state is stingy with handouts.
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In science:

Our article is also a continuation of the work by the author in and where it is shown that one can find a C ∗ -algebra A such that M2(A) is stable but A is not stable; and, related to this, one can find a (non-simple) unital C ∗ -algebra B , such that B is finite and M2 (B ) is properly infinite.
A simple C*-algebra with a finite and an infinite projection
Another example is the case of GL(V ) where V is a finite dimensional vector space over an algebraically closed field and X is the set of subspaces of fixed dimension or more generally X is the set of flags of a given type (every matrix is similar to an upper triangular matrix is the equivalent formulation).
Derangements in simple and primitive groups
That is, if V is a B -complex GC vector space, and C is the minimal subspace such that V /C is a β -symplectic GC quotient of V , then C is a GC subspace of V , and the induced structure on C is complex.
Submanifolds of generalized complex manifolds
Furthermore, (1) If A is nuclear, then F (A) is nuclear. (2) If A is separable, then F (A) is separable and η is a KK -equivalence. (3) If A is separable and satisfies the UCT, then F (A) satisfies the UCT.
The Range of United K-Theory
Then the fol lowing statements are equivalent. 1. (C , x) is Galois and A is flat as a left B -module; 2. G is ful ly faithful and A is flat as a left B -module; 3. C is flat as a left A-module, and A is a generator in MC .
Galois corings from the descent theory point of view
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