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 Meanings and Examples of NAY
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nay
 ad.  not this merely but also; not only so but
 n.  a negative
Classic Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  Nay, nay, Brother Stangerson," cried the other; "the question is not how many wives we have, but how many we can keep.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
2  Nay, nay," said De Bracy, "let the fair sovereign's throne remain unoccupied, until the conqueror shall be named, and then let him choose the lady by whom it shall be filled.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
3  Nay, nay," said Prince John, impatiently, "I promise thee he heard me; and, besides, I have farther occupation for thee.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
4  For she was the widow would say him nay.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
5  She felt angry with him for not having got clear of a Bertha Coutts: nay, for ever having married her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
6  Nay, nay, I entreat you; for one moment put down your work.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
7  Now they were as strangers; nay, worse than strangers, for they could never become acquainted.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 8
8  He would gain cheerfulness, and she would learn to be an enthusiast for Scott and Lord Byron; nay, that was probably learnt already; of course they had fallen in love over poetry.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
9  Thus much indeed he was obliged to acknowledge: that he had been constant unconsciously, nay unintentionally; that he had meant to forget her, and believed it to be done.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 23
10  To a degree, I could contradict this instantly; but, when I began to reflect that others might have felt the same--her own family, nay, perhaps herself--I was no longer at my own disposal.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 23
11  Then she said, I desire one small petition of thee; I pray thee say me not nay.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 4 Cheerfulness Again Asserts Itself at Blooms-End, and Clym Finds His
12  It was a very dubious-looking, nay, a very dark and dismal night, bitingly cold and cheerless.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
13  In the serene weather of the tropics it is exceedingly pleasant the mast-head; nay, to a dreamy meditative man it is delightful.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
14  But in most creatures, nay in man himself, very often the brow is but a mere strip of alpine land lying along the snow line.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 79. The Prairie.
15  But again the old Manxman said nay.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 126. The Life-Buoy.
Example Sentence:
1  The daily work continued;nay, it actually increased.
2  He who will not when he may, when he will he shall have nay.
3  Long essays, nay, whole books have been written on this.
4  Let your yea be yea and your nay be nay.
5  The House of Commons can merely say yea or nay to the executive judgment.