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Not one: "Frequently, measures of major import ... glide through these chambers with nary a whisper of debate" (George B. Merry).
[Alteration of ne'er a.]
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dialect not; never: nary a man was left.
[C19: variant of ne'er a never a]
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[1740–50; variant of ne'er a never a]
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|Adj.||1.||nary - (used with singular count nouns) colloquial for `not a' or `not one' or `never a'; "heard nary a sound"|
no - quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of; "we have no bananas"; "no eggs left and no money to buy any"; "have you no decency?"; "did it with no help"; "I'll get you there in no time"
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