shan't


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shan't

 (shănt, shänt)
Contraction of shall not.
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shan't

(ʃɑːnt)
contraction of
shall not
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shan't

(ʃænt, ʃɑnt)
contraction of shall not.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
'We shall get there, shan't we?' he said, turning to Nikita.
'But we have only to reach the turning and then we shan't go wrong.
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!'
Heads below!' (a loud crash)--`Now, who did that?--It was Bill, I fancy--Who's to go down the chimney?--Nay, I shan't! YOU do it!--That I won't, then!--Bill's to go down--Here, Bill!
"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.
"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."
"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.