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-n't

1.
a contraction of not:
didn't; hadn't; couldn't; shouldn't; won't; mustn't.
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  • She's one of the build that aren't so big as they look, nor yet so small as they look.

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  • Can't tell; you don't know how big pills she's been smokin'.

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  • Tell Mrs. Van Geist if she can't come down, I'll run up to her.

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  • I'm forty-two and not so much of a fool that I ain't a little bit of a physician.

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  • "They needn't eat their lunch that way," declared his sister.

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British Dictionary definitions for n't

-n't

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not: used as an enclitic after be and have when they function as main verbs and after auxiliary verbs or verbs operating syntactically as auxiliaries: can't, don't, shouldn't, needn't, daren't, isn't
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