from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A saying of ‘nay’ a refusal. Sir Frederick would say then, nineteen nay-says are half a grant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun archaic A
refusal, denial, or negation.
- verb To speak
- verb To reply
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All of this is part one of a two-part "straw man" argument that the Repugnicans are hoping will make them look good while they do nothing but nay-say.
Casting looks that dared anyone to nay-say him, Wroth had audaciously shown up with a laughing Myst by his side.
I wish I could get my knickers in a twist about the colossal waste of funding and the politics behind it all but each time I start going down that path, I imagine all those other Canadians who would nay-say arts funding or other measures that protect cultural nationalism and, then, well then I start to get queasy.
The Evangelicals, in other words, have built their philosophy on faith and not facts because the facts are fungible and can only nay-say their faith.
As a fanboy (as much as I hate the term) its a knee-jerk reaction for me to nay-say and be wary.
People nay-say Tucker, his writing, his movie, etc. because they're unable to imagine living life by their own rules, as he does.
However, the Internet allows for more formal and narrative experimentation and kills the watchmen who nay-say what gets into rotation.
Everybody's got their favorite speculative model, some don't believe any of it (i.e., the Churchlands, et al., who look to be involved solely to nay-say the whole enterprise and are NOT being paid by the AI-guys), and some who are flat-out jealous as hell that someone with Penrose's clout would dare to insert himself.
On the subject of asinine "for security reasons" douchebags giving the nay-say to in-store photography, the wife, 2-year-old gal and I were in Vegas recently in the Gucci store at Caesars, where my daughter spontaneously began grabbing shoes one at a time, then brought back to the display before taking another and trying them on.
I was going to nay-say the notion that inspiration and passion for a new business idea can come from the often-leveling effect of the wisdom of the crowd.