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  • adverb conjunctive In other words; that is to say. Used to introduce a clarification or explanation


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  • A phrase of hesitation, also useful for getting back on track with the difficult sentence.

    "I, well, that is, um--"

    "I didn't break it, er, that is, I didn't exactly break it."

    December 29, 2006