Definitions

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  • Dare not.

Etymologies

dast +‎ -n't (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They have been frightened by all sorts of things since Daddy found the treasure, and Libbit says they dassn't come out of their room at night, or even look out their windows, but this is day, and the thing behind them is too real not to be believed, and it is gaining.

    Duma Key

  • Even that rat Comber had tole you we dassn't stay heah!

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • Oh, I dassn't take dat Donkey while she's glarin 'at me wif dem big eyes!

    The Story of a China Cat

  • "And yer dassn't shake hands with me 'coz mine are all stuck up, so now!"

    Flamsted quarries

  • "Yer dassn't try that again!" said the mate in line with the obstreperous "Sally" who had so scorned the invitation of the hundreds of girls to "turn to the one that she loved best".

    Flamsted quarries

  • It wasn't your father – he hasn't the smeddum of a flea – but he wouldn't send you to do what he dassn't do himself.

    Rainbow Valley

  • Except that she thinks I'm such a pest that I dassn't let her know I'm in the same state, I sure am one successful lover.

    Free Air

  • I don't know if they smoke here, and I dassn't be the first to try.

    Free Air

  • He was onery, and only got what was comin 'to him; but if you're goin' to be polite, seems like you dassn't tell the truth.

    'Me--Smith'

  • I would long since of took her out to see it, but dassn't from a liability to be catched up for divers deeds that was unlawfully charged to me in times past.

    Lahoma

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