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[mey-uh nt, meynt] /ˈmeɪ ənt, meɪnt/
contraction of may not. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It may or it maynt show also a type, a universal Eve-old woman.

    I, Mary MacLane Mary MacLane
  • It may be; we maynt have, said Mrs. Aldesey, cheerfully; but she was not liking it.

    Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • And we maynt walk on that part of the carpet for fear of blurring the Magellanic clouds in the pattern.

    The Celebrity at Home Violet Hunt
  • But you see Im not a married woman, Nora retorted, so I maynt have your privileges.

    Under Cover Roi Cooper Megrue
  • Hang your straining-bags so that they maynt touch,--first bag a gallon, others a pottle.

  • I am twenty-four, and I maynt read the books which Berthe can read at eighteen.

    Three Plays by Brieux Eugne Brieux
  • II spose we could go to the poorhouse, Prince and me; but they maynt like dogs there.

    Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott
  • It isnt your house; so Id like to know why we maynt go up-stairs?

    Don Hale with the Flying Squadron W. Crispin Sheppard
  • They maynt be very good-looking, but they suit me first rate.

    Peter Cotterell's Treasure Rupert Sargent Holland
  • Oh, grandfather, maynt we go to the platform to speak to her?

    Letty and the Twins Helen Sherman Griffith
British Dictionary definitions for maynt


/ˈmeɪənt; meɪnt/
may not
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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