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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Used to make a word, statement, or question negative. Used in order to make a word or expression have the opposite meaning.

Usage examples (5)
  • It is reported that Queen Victoria often said "we are not amused."
  • He does not speak French
  • One thing you can say for the GOP: Their respect for the Constitution and the laws of the U. S.-not to mention judicial and legal ethics-is certainly not a burden...
  • And it should be in English, not Hebrew, so kids can understand it. for more
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  • If "not" (an expression of negation) for the "knot" (a fastening that binds together rope or chord, etc.) the rope would have broke and our efforts been naught.
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