American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Contraction of cannot.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A colloquial contraction of cannot.
GNU Webster's 1913
- A colloquial contraction for
- can + -n't, since 1706 or earlier. (Wiktionary)
“Women like my grandmother, a Latina mom who never understood the word can't, are changing the face of what motherhood looks like in this country.”
“And P.T. Barnum, in his "Struggles and Triumphs: Forty Years' Recollections," chastises his manager and son-in-law for being less than enthusiastic about some of Barnum's plans with "have I not told you often enough, the word can't is not in my dictionary?”
“The phrase "can't say with certitude" will certainly lead many to believe that the photo is indeed of the congressman.”
“Erase the word "can't" from your self-talk: it's not that you "can't" exercise or eat right, but that you "won't.”
“I heard there was a permanent ban on the word "can't.”
“It's not as if there are not legitimate players...but the legitimate players long-term can't compete" unless investigators "get the fraud out on the table and create a level playing field," Mr. Vance said.”
“House Speaker John Boehner R., Ohio has said the idea can't pass the House, and it isn't clear Mr. Reid's flirtation has support within his party.”
“Sometimes, calls outside the region can get through, while local calls can't.”
“Higher supplies, in other words, can't be relied on at this point to bring down oil prices.”
“Doernberg says "leveraging the power of aggregation" allows the company the flexibility to perform tasks even traditional major labels can't, such as offering artists licensing and promotional partnership opportunities and accessing millions of fans at once through its extensive database and its website, which receives more than 30 million visitors each month.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘can't’.
Universal quantifiers, totalizing pronouns and superlatives will save us ALL (and NONE)!
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Words and things that rub me wrong
...and yet still do
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I always forget that this humorous song is actually about a fight.
It's been one week since you looked at me
Cocked your head to the side and said "I'm angry"
Five days s...
affection, trust, hate, faith, cheat, betray, yes, no, stop, don't, come, mine, yours, math, sum, equals, times
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