shan't


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shan't

 (shănt, shänt)
Contraction of shall not.

shan't

(ʃɑːnt)
contraction of
shall not

shan't

(ʃænt, ʃɑnt)
contraction of shall not.
Translations

shall

(ʃəl) , (ʃӕl) short forms I'll ~we'll: negative short form shan't (ʃaːnt) verb
1. used to form future tenses of other verbs when the subject is I or we. We shall be leaving tomorrow; I shall have arrived by this time tomorrow.
2. used to show the speaker's intention. I shan't be late tonight.
3. used in questions, the answer to which requires a decision. Shall I tell him, or shan't I?; Shall we go now?
4. used as a form of command. You shall go if I say you must.
References in classic literature ?
I suppose it is to be under the cook; but I shan't wash dishes for anybody.
No, that's a fact, I shan't be sorry for it, if I can get this crazy man to give up his scheme.
He says she hates me and wants me to die, that she may have my money; but she shan't have it: and she shan't go home
Though I should die you shan't have that,' said the hag.
I shouldn't care how they swung or clanged," said Emma Jane, "if only you and I were on the same side of the gate; but we shan't be, I know we shan't
That's quite enough--I hope I shan't grow any more--As it is, I can't get out at the door--I do wish I hadn't drunk quite so much
Why, maidy" (he frequently, with unconscious irony, gave her this pet name), "the prettiest milker I've got in my dairy; you mustn't get so fagged as this at the first breath of summer weather, or we shall be finely put to for want of 'ee by dog-days, shan't we, Mr Clare?
We shan't, either of us; which is worse still," said the eldest.
But we have only to reach the turning and then we shan't go wrong.
I've got a piece of news for you, Katharine," he said directly they sat down to table; "I shan't get my holiday in April.
It'll mean, too, I'm afraid, that I shan't be as free for a considerable time as I have been," he continued.
With those size fourteen Doc Martins, no we shan't forget Big Hec.