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Definition of Nay


  1. No; -- a negative answer to a question asked, or a request made, now superseded by no. See Yes.
  2. Not this merely, but also; not only so, but; -- used to mark the addition or substitution of a more explicit or more emphatic phrase.
  3. Denial; refusal.
  4. a negative vote; one who votes in the negative.
  5. To refuse.

Nay Quotations

Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
Henry David Thoreau

Every day, nay every moment, try to do some good deed.
Abu Bakr

If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable.
Horace Mann

Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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Nay Translations

nay in German is nein
nay in Latin is immo
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