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Definition of Nay

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 No; -- a negative answer to a question asked, or a request made, now superseded by no.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

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

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.

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
Charles Darwin

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

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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