from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not one: "Frequently, measures of major import . . . glide through these chambers with nary a whisper of debate” ( George B. Merry).
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- adj. not one
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A corruption of ne'er a, never a (the article being sometimes erroneously repeated after the word in which it is contained).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (used with singular count nouns) colloquial for `not a' or `not one' or `never a'
This or'nary is goin 'to be kept decent as long as I keep it.
Didn't agree with his daughter, the air there, or something, and he says he couldn't be at the bother of two establishments without a housekeeper in nary one of 'em.
Yet, nary a word about the number of unborn children that die each year at the hands of health care providers.
You know, back in the day, I had a certain sympathy for Democrat Steve Cohen (TN-09): back in 2008 he had been targeted for being a Jew by primary challenger Nikki Tinker, with nary a word of objection made by then Senator and now-President Barack Obama, who Cohen enthusiastically supported.
Why is there always blog after blog from John King and his show and nary a word about GPS which has to be the best NEWS hour on CNN?
Alas, it sits here accusingly beside me, nary a word of it having been transcribed into type.
And nary a word on the subject of same-sex marriage bills.
The anything-but-not-a-public-option medical “reform” was/is touted highly by insurance companies … with nary a word of publicised protest.
And the mushrooming of the USA defence budget has been encouraged by arms manufacturers .. with nary a word of publicised protest.
As a result, the catastrophic breakdown of the wall between investment and commercial banks was pushed through by financial lobbyists … with nary a word of publicised protest.