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'twill

See also: twill

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Contraction of "(i)t will".

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'twill

  1. (poetic) it will
    • 1597, Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, Scene 1:
      Mercutio:No: 'tis not so deepe as a well, nor so wide as a Church doore, but 'tis inough, ’twill serue: aske for me to morrow, and you shall find me a graue man.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter X:
      “You get the Red Room, Kipper.” “Right-ho.” “I had it last year. ’Tis not as deep as a well nor as wide as a church door, but ’tis enough, ’twill serve,” I said, recalling a gag of Jeeves’s.

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