- contraction of shall not.
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Examples from the Web for shant
Mr. Clawbonny, it is a desert, but we shant die of thirst in it at any rate.The Field of Ice
There wont be a light in the window because I shant be there.The Rough Road
William John Locke
And even so we shant be able to prevent her doing things to us—and for us.
She steers because she intends to steer and intends I shant.
And I shant talk to you about the iniquity again, I promise you.
- shall not
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Word Origin and History for shant
by 1660s, "colloquial" [OED] contraction of shall not.
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