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Origin of aye
Example sentences from the Web for aye
Just after midnight, the vote won with 219 ayes, including an unexpected 49 Republicans and 170 Democrats.House Passes Bill to End Medical Marijuana Raids by the DEA|Abby Haglage|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the 12 anti-protest laws were voted on in Parliament, the Speaker even did not count the ayes.Ukraine’s Prime Minister Tenders Bloody Resignation|Oleg Shynkarenko|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the end, 217 Labour and 44 Liberal Democrats joined 126 Conservatives members of Parliament in the “ayes.”
To the general astonishment there were only one hundred and thirty-three Ayes to one hundred and eighty-nine Noes.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The "ayes" were overwhelming, and accompanied by such a clapping of hands that the President forgot to ask for the "noes."The Story of the Big Front Door|Mary Finley Leonard
The motion of Mr. Ewing prevailed by the following vote: Ayes, 11; Noes, 10.
The motion to adjourn was agreed to; ayes 17, noes 3, and the Conference adjourned.
In such cases the vote shall be taken by ayes and noes, and be entered upon the journal.Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XXX|Joel Palmer
British Dictionary definitions for aye (1 of 2)
- an expression of compliance, esp used by seamen
- British an expression of amused surprise, esp at encountering something that confirms one's suspicions, expectations, etc
- a person who votes in the affirmative
- an affirmative vote