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[did-nt] /ˈdɪd nt/
contraction of did not.
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Examples from the web for didn't
  • But now the same people who didn't think ornamentals were worth ruining your manicure for have discovered edibles.
  • Even if you didn't have dogs, this is a garden you'd want.
  • You'll know what worked and what didn't and what you should be planting now.
  • didn't get the chance to grow much basil this summer.
  • And you probably didn't worry over a color wheel for hours when you decorated your house, either.
  • We hear kids aren't cheap, and they stay that way, so she didn't want to spend a lot.
  • It didn't take long to see an increase in the number and type of bees showing up.
  • He didn't raise his tone, and there was in it more of sorrow than of indignation.
  • Now he had only to rent it out to good farmers who liked to work-he didn't, and of that he made no secret.
  • Local journalists, who know they can be jailed for doing anything seen as supporting an attempted coup, didn't touch the story.
British Dictionary definitions for didn't


did not
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for didn't

by 1775, contraction of did not.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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