In the end, 217 Labour and 44 Liberal Democrats joined 126 Conservatives members of Parliament in the “ayes.”
Just after midnight, the vote won with 219 ayes, including an unexpected 49 Republicans and 170 Democrats.
When the 12 anti-protest laws were voted on in Parliament, the Speaker even did not count the ayes.
The ayes and Noes were like two volleys of cannon from opposite sides of a field of battle.
The ayes seem to have it, the ayes have it, and Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Adams are elected.
I ain't goin' to hold down my opinion o' that man no longer, ayes!
As many as favor the motion make it known by saying "aye" (ayes respond).
The ayes have the chicken, and the chicken is unanimously carried.
The ayes seem to have it, the ayes have it, and the paragraph on slavery is struck out.
The Speaker pronounced that the Noes had it; and the ayes did not think fit to divide.
"always, ever," c.1200, from Old Norse ei "ever" (cognate with Old English a "always, ever"), from PIE *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (cf. Greek aion "age, eternity," Latin aevum "space of time;" see eon).