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- Contraction of it is.
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- It is.
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HAMLET: "To be, or not to be: that is the question:Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,And by opposing end them?"
Fail In case you hadn't noticed, 'tis the season for election ads, many of which skate gingerly around the truth.