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Not a single. I showed up to the training session at 7 AM as instructed, but nary a member of staff was there. I find it galling that there is nary a mention of my contributions in his book.

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Not one, as in There's nary a mention of taxes in that speech, or Nary an officer could be seen. This archaic-sounding contraction of "never a" remains in current use. [Mid-1700s]
References in classic literature ?
I drove my four yoke of oxen across the Plains in Forty-nine and lost nary a one.
As expected, former PH team members Becaldo and Gilbuena cruised into the next phase with nary a trouble, dominating most parts of the match.
They're obviously compared to Girls Aloud but with nary a Something Kinda Ooh or The Promise in sight they're just not in the same league.
Before a belated crackdown in 2002, the city of New York was an open parking lot for diplomats: Pleading immunity, they were free to pluck tickets from their windshields with nary a thought of paying up.
The set's accompanying DVD packs some dud videos--"Drifting, Falling" by Ocean Blue plays like a bad Haircut 100 knockoff--but there's nary a bum track on its three compact discs.
How come a Norman Rockwell retrospective occasions gasps and sneers, but the upcoming Wayne Thiebaud survey (eighty works from the '50s on) provokes nary a hiccup?
Host JoAnn Castle (former ivory tickler for The Lawrence Welk Show) does mention in passing that his death was a result of "complications from the AIDS virus" but nary a hint is there otherwise that the man was anything but a piano-playing machine that made middle-aged women's hearts race.