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ain't neg Pron forms: an't, en't; [phonetics unavailable]. See BE.
   T 284-66 'No,' Jack said, 'I don't want no dinner. I ant goina eat no dinner.' ibid 'Jack,' he said, 'there's a barn out there. He ant been cleaned out for two year.' 1983 FROUDE 122 This disaster may have been caused by a single stroke of a match which shows that all things eant done by mite but by pr[u]dence. 1988 DOHANEY 17 'Of course her bread ent sour,' Ned offered easily, his tone intended to make Bertha feel better. 1989 ROWE 27 'Buddy drivin' dis is a queer hand, b'y, en't 'e?'

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