- 1Or rather; and more than that (used to emphasize a more appropriate word than one just used): it will take months, nay yearsMore example sentences
- Yes, I know it's rather stilted, nay overwrought, prose.
- After all, do they think that we have forgotten that for months - nay, years - they have time and again denied being on the Army Council?
- The events of the last few weeks - nay the last 18 months - have led me to ask some questions.
- 2 • archaic or • dialect No: nay, I must not think thusMore example sentences
- Nay nay, they wrote him off in the '80s as a dinosaur, but he's back big time.
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- A negative answer or vote: the cabinet sits to give the final yea or nay to policiesMore example sentences
- By a roll call vote of 12 yeas to 19 nays, the amendment was defeated.
- He then announced with solemn formality, ‘On this vote, there are 65 yeas and 32 nays.’
- As I say, regardless of what was contained in the Revised Criminal Code, as usual, the yeas would easily outnumber the nays at the end of the day.