how it is

idiom

: the state of the situation
And that's how it is.

Examples of how it is in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Well, that is how it is being dressed up, anyway: What is actually happening is that some of the league’s clubs are trying to find a method, effectively, to abolish financial regulation. Rory Smith, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2024 The differing gravitational force, and potentially other factors, on the moon and on other celestial bodies change how time unfolds relative to how it is perceived on Earth. Reuters, NBC News, 4 Apr. 2024 The location of a company’s headquarters plays a significant role in how it is governed, yet where firms are headquartered does not fully indicate which governments have leverage over their operations. Aynne Kokas, Foreign Affairs, 3 Apr. 2024 Depending on how it is deployed, AI could eliminate some of those assistant roles or change them significantly. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 3 Apr. 2024 The thing about a widely applicable technology is that decisions about how it is used are not limited to a small group of people. Ethan Mollick, TIME, 1 Apr. 2024 The insidious nature of religious shaming is particularly evident in how it is consistently presented and justified as an act of love. Mark Travers, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 Hydrogen emerges again as an aviation fuel Hydrogen, depending how it is sourced and produced, can be completely free of carbon emissions. Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2024 Here’s how it is supposed to tie into this celestial event: The grains used in the mashbill are midnight wheat from New Zealand and white corn from Texas, which are supposed to represent the moon blocking out the sun. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 14 Mar. 2024

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