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[duhz-uh nt] /ˈdʌz ənt/
contraction of does not.
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See isn't. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for doesn't
  • For a campaign that doesn't seem to be going anywhere otherwise, this isn't a crazy strategy.
  • The best teaching doesn't always happen around a seminar table.
  • But a sluggish recovery in business investment doesn't prove that he didn't.
  • Most prisons don't accept packages without return addresses, and this package doesn't have one.
  • In today's economy, spending less doesn't have to mean getting less.
  • Normally, if the toy doesn't have wheels, he's immediately bored.
  • Personally, the idea doesn't sound that appealing to me anyway.
  • Your house doesn't have to sit in a forest to be vulnerable to wildfire.
  • These are the cars your government doesn't want you to have.
  • Demographics is simply the arithmetic of culture and values-it only quantifies, it doesn't explain.
Word Origin and History for doesn't

1690s, contraction of does not.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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