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ay 1

 (ī)
interj.
Used before me to express distress or regret.

ay 2

 (ī)
n. & adv.
Variant of aye1.

ay 3

 (ā)
adv.
Variant of aye2.

ay

()
adv
archaic poetic ever; always
[C12 ai, from Old Norse ei; related to Old English ā always, Latin aevum an age, Greek aiōn]

ay

() or

aye

interj
archaic poetic an expression of misery or surprise
[C14 ey: from an involuntary cry of surprise]

ay

()
sentence substitute, n
a variant spelling of aye1

ay1

or aye

(eɪ)

adv. Archaic.
ever; always.
[1150–1200; Middle English ei, ai < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse ei, c. Old English ā ever]

ay2

(eɪ)

interj. Archaic.
(used to express regret or sorrow.)
[1300–50]

ay

, chihuahua - This interjection expresses surprise or shock—even dismay, annoyance, or resignation.
See also related terms for shock.
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aye

also ay
noun
An affirmative vote or voter:
adverb
Translations

ay(e)

interj (esp Scot dial) → ja; aye, aye, Sir (Naut) → jawohl, Herr Kapitänleutnant/Admiral etc
n (esp Parl) → Jastimme f, → Ja nt; the ayesdiejenigen, die dafür sind, die dafür; the ayes have itdie Mehrheit ist dafür

ay

, aye
adv. sí, claro, desde luego, seguramente.
References in classic literature ?
In his deportment he was solemn, if not sullen; and when he spoke, which was seldom, he always delivered himself in a slow voice; and, though his sentences were short, they were still interrupted with many hums and ha's, ay ays, and other expletives: so that, though he accompanied his words with certain explanatory gestures, such as shaking or nodding the head, or pointing with his fore-finger, he generally left his hearers to understand more than he expressed; nay, he commonly gave them a hint that he knew much more than he thought proper to disclose.
'Two months and three da- ays! Vaccinated just six weeks ago-o!
AYS, headquartered in Solihull, West Midlands, currently employs 36 people in the area.
In case of returns for AYs ( 2009- 10 to 2014- 15) which were uploaded electronically by the taxpayer within the time allowed under Section 139 of the Income Tax Act and which have remained incomplete due to non- submission of ITR- V form for verification, the order permits verification of such returns also through EVC.
The official data in this regard said a total of 2,746 entities have declared agricultural income of above Rs 1 crore in the last nine AYs, between 2007-08 to 2015-16 and a probe has to be conducted for a block period of three AYs (2011-12 to 2013-14).
The 45 pupils who man the AYS base have devoted a remarkable amount of time to create a culture of respect, ambition and achievement.
The AYS managing director admits she has been on "quite a journey" but confessed when she started at the company in 2001 she never dreamed she would be running it one day.
A final arrangement, which generates the six heterograms ION, OES, AYS, ISM, ASP and OHS, is UIAOEYJQXZVHKSTPDGBMFCNRLW; however, an arrangement generating only five appears impossible to achieve.
Post script: Ays Robi's lobotomy was considered a success and recently she celebrated her 82nd birthday in a Montreal nightclub where she belted out a 30-minute set that included her signature song, "Laissez-moi encore chanter" ("Let Me Sing Again").
There are few theologians who could deal competently with all these matters in three d ays. The question-and-answer format is a good one, more interesting, I think, than a monologue would have been.
Changes in the extent, pattern, and outcomes of young Australians' participation in firm-based training from the 1980s to the 1990s were analyzed by comparing data from the Australian Youth Survey (AYS) and the Australian Longitudinal Survey (ALS).
These are true mini-ess ays and explorations of the ideas they presented in their introductory chapters.