from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- possessive proper n. Contraction of shall not.
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- shall not
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- possessive proper n. A contraction of shall not.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A contraction of shall not.
I shan't forget Rodger's face when I told him the news.
We shan't ever hunger again, the beard spoke as the stomach below rumbled.
"I ain't a child," says the last, "and I shan't be a woman till I'm twenty, but I'm past eight, I am."
I shan't bore you with all the statistics about how many species are going extinct every day.
I shan't print the entire official response I received, but George Orwell would have loved the first paragraph, which I hereby share with my readers:
(You know who you are: I shan't embarrass you further.)
'Yes, do come right out into the old kitchen; I shan't make any stranger of you, she invited us pleasantly, after we had been properly received in the room appointed to formality.
And then you can give them a licking a-piece, if it's any satisfaction to you, and put them out by the back-door, and we shan't see any more of them, I fancy.
I've an idea that, thanks to you, we shan't have much trouble from them to-night! '
We shan't be lacking for entertainment by the sounds.
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