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  • used to indicate that the speaker does not like something they have seen or heard


From a badly translated Chinese bootleg copy of Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith. The original cry "Noooooooo" was translated into Chinese as 不要 ("not want"), and then back into the English subtitles as "do not want". (Wiktionary)


  • “I do not want to be against you, Hnikarr,” Liannan told him softly.

    The Demons Covenant

  • I have a mind of my own, Cousin James, and you should know me better than to believe I can be led where I do not want to go.

    Morgan’s Run

  • “I am not living here because I do not want to live here,” Mrs. Richard Morgan said loftily.

    Morgan’s Run

  • One is to forewarn the child that you will be involved in an activity or conversation that is not to be interrupted: Jack, I am going to be making a very important phone call to Mr. Middleton, and I do not want you to interrupt me during the call.

    It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend

  • My “Sure” was hostile, a keep-out sign, a clear warning: No, I do not want you to come back, buddy.

    Claim to Fame

  • All political groups should be making this decision, because we do not want to shoulder the responsibility alone for such a grave and sovereign issue, said Shiite lawmaker Ali al-Shilah, a member of the State of Law coalition headed by al-Maliki.

    Sources: 10K U.S. troops on offer for Iraq

  • However much I do not want to be distracted by concern for Cecil, Dee, or Walsingham, I would welcome their company as I pass through shadows into silvered light, all my senses painfully alive.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • You want to treat the second LLC very carefully, in that you do not want it to be much more than a mere owner or a bank account and other intangible-type rights.

    Creating Wealth

  • I so do not want to know too much about Vince Carino.


  • Court Wyndham is quite a catch, and I do not want to discourage the match.

    The Pleasure Seekers


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