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  • Fowler prescribed "a'n't" and not "amn't", for the reason of euphony you gave.

    On aren't I

  • He then bowed to him again, and begged pardon of all the ladies; but, in quitting the booth, contemptuously said to Mr. Dubster: 'As to you, you little dirty fellow, you a'n't worth my notice.'

    Camilla

  • However, I've got a boy to go and get me a pair; if all the shops a'n't shut up. '

    Camilla

  • But if ever I detect any of those monkies mocking us, and wearing our feathers, when you a'n't by, I sha'n't put up with it so mildly.

    Camilla

  • A little girl then, with incessant low courtesies, appeared, and looking smilingly in her face, said, 'Pray, ma'am, a'n't you the Lady that was so good to us?'

    Camilla

  • Only I've got no stairs yet to it; but there's a very good ladder, if the ladies a'n't afraid.

    Camilla

  • I thought they'd been quite young; I wonder they a'n't married! '

    Camilla

  • Then, turning to Lynmere, 'I wonder,' he cried, 'you a'n't ashamed of yourself!

    Camilla

  • Sure, a'n't I the man that patronizes your Melodies? '

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 37, November, 1860

  • I've lived to bless the Lord that kept me from you, and I a'n't going to take my blessings back.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 37, November, 1860

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