• A Tone of Voice That Meant Trouble 138
    A Tone of Voice That Meant Trouble 138
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • that? what follows from this, that, it, etc., often with the implication that it is of no consequence.
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Tried to Explain That he Had Been Buncoed 148 Tried to Explain That he Had Been Buncoed 148
Wall, Josiah and me, we went to that funeral Wall, Josiah and me, we went to that funeral
Where Did You Get That Watch 167 Where Did You Get That Watch 167
The Chickens That Were Wiser Than Lottie The Chickens That Were Wiser Than Lottie
The house that jack built The house that jack built


  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “There are three kinds of people; those that make things happen, those that watch things happen and those who don't know what's happening.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “I laugh because I must not cry. That is all. That is all.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    “I think and that is all that I am.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Those that think must govern those that toil.”
  • Horace Walpole
    “This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
    “All of the troubles that some people have in life is that which they married into.”


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.)
All's well that ends well - If the end result is good, then everything is good.
And all that jazz - This idiom means that everything related or similar is included.
Be that as it may - Be that as it may is an expression which means that, while you are prepared to accept that there is some truth in what the other person has just said, it's not going to change your opinions in any significant manner.
Been there, done that - People say this when they have already experienced what is being discussed.
Cross that bridge when you come to it - If you will cross that bridge when you come to it, you will deal with a problem when it arises, but not until that point
Don't bite the hand that feeds - When someone says this to you, they are trying to tell you not to act against those on whom you depend.
Don't stop and kick at every dog that barks at you - (USA) If we stop to kick at every dog that barks at us we will never arrive at our destination in life, because we are obsessed with righting insignifigant wrongs that should have no more effect on us then a dog that barks as we walk by.
Exception that proves the rule - This expression is used by many to indicate that an exception in some way confirms a rule. Others say that the exception tests the rule. In its original legal sense, it meant that a rule could sometimes be inferred from an exemption or exception. In general use, the first meaning predominates nowadays, much to the annoyance of some pedants.
Get back on the horse that bucked you - When you start drinking again after being hungover from drinking the previous night.
Given the day that's in it - (Irish) This idiom is used when something is obvious because of the day that it occurs: traffic, for example would be busy around a football stadium on game day, given the day that's in it. On any other day the traffic would be unexplainable, but because its game day its obvious why there is traffic.
Hand that rocks the cradle - Women have a great power and influence because they have the greatest influence over the development of children- the hand that rocks the cradle. ('The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world' is the full form.)
He that travels far knows much - People who travel widely have a wide knowledge.
I'll cross that road when I come to it - I'll think about something just when it happens, not in advance.
In that vein - If you do something in that (or this) vein, you do it in the same distinctive manner or style.


In literature:

It was in that light, and in that light only, that he regarded the matter.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
That meant that the wind had shifted to the southward, that we were being blown against the shore.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
The worst of it is that he has eyes that give the whole thing away to a Mrs.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
You know her eagerness, and will understand that it may have been necessary that I should require silence from her on that head.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
You are Sicily, you are the sun, you are everything that means joy to me, that means music, that means hope and peace.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
I know that this generation says that that is mysticism.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
He says that you must recover; that you have lost your left arm, but that he would lose his right arm.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Even this, who is there that knows you that would not believe that it originated in you?
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
One thing is undoubted, and that is that the State of Sao Paulo possesses the ideal soil for coffee plantations.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
But it's that girl of hers, that 'Lizabeth Berry, that really handles the ropes.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln

In poetry:

How should I know your true love,
That have met many a one
As I came from the holy land,
That have come, that have gone?
"As ye came from the Holy Land" by Anonymous British
That broken heart, that ebbing tide,
That spirit so resigned,
These emblems of the Crucified,
Have now recalled to mind.
"Hymns for Communion III" by John Pierpont
They gather sweet singing
In voices that seem
Faint ringing and clinging
In dreams that we dream,
In visions that gleam.
"Fairies" by Madison Julius Cawein
Ye that weep in sleep,
Souls and bodies bound,
Ye that all night keep
Watch for change, and weep
That no change is found;
"Christmas Antiphones" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
"Melchizedek, that wondrous priest,
That king of high degree,
That holy man who Abraham blessed,
Was but a type of thee."
"Psalm 110" by Isaac Watts
This hall it was that bred him,
These hills that knew him brave,
The gentlest English singer
That fills an English grave.
"Poppies on Ludlow Castle" by Willa Sibert Cather

In news:

Thomas argues that "Chick-fil-A is privately owned" and tells his followers that company president Dan Cathy made comments that "some have alleged are anti-gay.
Also, is it inappropriate (or tacky) to think that if it is cash bar , that it should say that in the invitation.
I just read about another bill that that is being considered by our elected officials that would grant trans-genders (another name for gays) more protection when looking for jobs.
There was just something about it that turned us on so much that we needed to do what we could to tame that love and make it our own.
"I don't know what you would say about slavery," Barbour told CNN, "but anybody that thinks that you have to explain to people that slavery is a bad thing, I think that goes without saying.
Ben Ari attacked his current party, noting that they know that the brand 'Ben Ari' is worth more than the two or three votes that each one of them would bring.
I'm sure that most of my readers will agree with that statement, but the reality of customer service and retention is that we often don't follow this advice through our actions.
There are certain things that are arguable when it comes to Tim Tebow, one of the things that you can't deny is that he is genuinely a good guy .
While that's unhealthy for you and your family, lots of people think that they are the only options that truly work on grout and grime.
It was a game that meant nothing in the standing, that came two days after the team clinched the last goal it had left, and that pitted the Nets against one of the worst teams in the N.B.A.
That white noise you heard the night you locked yourself up to write that 12-page paper due the next day and that became alive and complex when you zoned out from your writing.
Singapore last year joined the expanding list of countries that have tested and/or introduced the ScanEagle, a UAV that was designed in the 1990s as a maritime monitoring tool that could be launched and recovered by fishing ships.
That's prob­a­bly due to the fact that my chil­dren enjoy cel­e­brat­ing that part of their heritage.
She explained to him that Sept 11 is the day that we are sad as we remember our fellow Americans who were killed that day.
Few rock stars have the ladykiller reputation that Rod Stewart does, but he now admits that back in the '70s, when it was groupies wall-to-wall, he actually started to get tired of all that sex.

In science:

Letting N → ∞, we find that ǫ(N ) → 0 (so that the probability that the k -core first appears within the grid approaches 1), and that the number of vertices in the first nonempty k -core is ψk ( ˆµ)n + op (n3/4 ).
Asymptotic normality of the $k$-core in random graphs
In the sequel, we will always choose normalized valuations, that is, the integer-valued valuation v such that for all r ∈ R, v(r) equals that non-negative integer n which satisfies that rRv equals the nth power of the maximal ideal of Rv .
Adjoints of ideals
We recall that, as a convention, whenever we state that some event EL involving the parameter L holds P-a.s. we mean that with P-probability 1 there exists L0 = L0 (ξ ) < ∞ such that the event EL occurs for all L ∈ N, with L ≥ L0 .
Diffusivity in one-dimensional generalized Mott variable-range hopping models
Exact analyses of one-dimensional models show that it is possible for a system to have a metastable branch that is not well-de fined but that ends in a divergent endpoint that is a true singularity .
Why is Random Close Packing Reproducible?
In fact, applying QMT and assuming also that a quantum mechanical system of two correlated particles with a certain well-defined wave function can be constructed, EPR found that Elements of Physical Reality apparently can be assigned to each of the quantities P and Q that that have non-commuting operators.
On the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Proof of the `Incompleteness' of Quantum Mechanics