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dinna

/ˈdɪnə/
verb
1.
(Scot) do not
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • An' he's gaein' intae sma' buke (bulk), an' a' dinna like that, neeburs.

  • My sheen's twice the weicht o' yours, and they dinna fit me!'

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • Weel, I dinna believe 't, I hae nae fear but she's been dumb as deith!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • dinna lat him suffer for my ignorance, whether I be to blame for 't or no.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • dinna fill his head wi' ranting thoughts of dogs and horses.

    The O'Donoghue Charles James Lever
  • I dinna mislike the look his features have, although it be one of sorrow.

    The O'Donoghue Charles James Lever
  • I dinna want that your husband should go to prison, Mrs. Lorrigan.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • "I dinna ken much about poetry," she answered, trying to speak English.

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • Na, na, Leeby; dinna let me ever think o' sic a thing this month.

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie
  • Ay, I dinna ken hoo I did it, but I got ben to the room an' shook him up.

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie

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