Abandoning the project now, ANS officials note, would make all that spending a colossal waste.
ANS researchers found that all off-site health consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi accident may ultimately be negligible.
It was ruled by twenty kings, and was finally conquered by the Chal-de´ANS.
Their fall released into German control the railway junction at ANS.
ANS: Wal, wal, I do declare it has ben so long I'se jes don't remember.
ANS: An action brought in earnest, and not by way of a joke.
ANS: The words of ye question may be understood of extracting a confession from a delinquente either by oath or bodily tormente.
It was so sure enough: a Queen ANS sixpence of that very date.
When they had checked her trunk and the train was about ready to start, ANS looked uneasy and fidgeted about.
If "ifs" an' "ANS" were kettles an' pANS there would be nae use for tinklers.
indefinite article before words beginning with vowels, 12c., from Old English an (with a long vowel) "one; lone," also used as a prefix an- "single, lone;" see one for the divergence of that word from this. Also see a, of which this is the older, fuller form.
In other European languages, identity between indefinite article and the word for "one" remains explicit (e.g. French un, German ein, etc.) Old English got by without indefinite articles: He was a good man in Old English was he wæs god man. Circa 15c., a and an commonly were written as one word with the following noun, which contributed to the confusion over how such words as newt and umpire ought to be divided (see N).
In Shakespeare, etc., an sometimes is a contraction of as if (a usage first attested c.1300), especially before it.