Origin of nay
Examples from the Web for nay
The vote in the Senate was 81-18, with 27 Republicans voting aye and 18 nay.
Of course, the Democratic majority holds the votes to confirm Hagel even if Republicans unanimously vote "nay."
I would bet today, though, that they don't even have 40 at the end of the day; more like 15 to 25 nay votes would be my guess.
It is seriously - nay, spectacularly - flawed in its most fundamental aspects.
And this tale involved the writing of a biography—which would just so happen to involve hours, nay years, of travel for them.Paula Broadwell, Eminem, & More Spurned Lovers Who Went Ballistic|Paula Froelich|November 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He is rich enough to buy it, nay he has Plenty of it, tho' he hardly ever touches it, when he is by himself.A Letter to Dion|Bernard Mandeville
Nay”—as the youth looked up in astonishment—“nay, answer me not, for I know what thou wouldst have.Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine|Lewis Spence
"Nay, she will be under a different and a harsher master," said the Roman.The Last of the Legions and Other Tales of Long Ago|Arthur Conan Doyle
Nay,” as Kenyon attempted to speak again, “I cannot hear you further.Zero the Slaver|Lawrence Fletcher
Sire, I have been guilty of a great fault; nay, more than a great fault, a great crime.Ten Years Later|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
- a person who votes in the negative
- a negative vote