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I guess not.

 and (I) don't think so.; I expect not.; I suppose not.; I suspect not.; I think not.
a vague statement of negation. (More polite or gentle than simply saying no. Frequently, in speech, suppose is reduced to 'spose, and expect and suspect are reduced to 'spect. The apostrophe is not always shown.) Bill: It's almost too late to go to the movie. Shall we try anyway? Mary: I guess not. Tom: Will it rain? Mary: I 'spect not.
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Currie leads us through analyses founded on "typical" new musicology paradigms--while yet managing, simultaneously, to champion the revivification of aesthetic autonomy--all of which arrive at some point of negation, so that negation (^egregious political situations can occur through music.
Through six provocative negations, Hall takes us through parts of what have been considered to be of the essence or even the essence of Christianity only to tell us, no
The purpose of this study was twofold: First, to compare the negative system of some Jordanian students in their low and low intermediate levels of English at the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, with the negation system that was proposed by Klima and Bellugi (1966); or more specifically to see if the students revealed developmental errors similar to those of children acquiring their first language (Dulay, Burt & Krashen, 1982: 165); next, to see if those errors could be classified as interlingual errors similar to the semantically equivalent structures in Arabic, their native language (Dulay, Burt & Krashen, 1982: 171).
In "The Wall," there is the Sartrean sense of nothingness as negation.
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QUETTA, March 16, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Central Senior Vice President of Jamhoori Watan Party, Haji Ashraf Kakar has said that kidnapping of former provincial minister Fareedoons wife is negation of Baloch tradition while demanded of high authorities to take steps for her immediate release.
QUETTA, March 16, 2011 (Frontier Star): Central Senior Vice President of Jamhoori Watan Party, Haji Ashraf Kakar has said that kidnapping of former provincial minister Fareedoons wife is negation of Baloch tradition while demanded of high authorities to take steps for her immediate release.
How can we deal with negation the same way as any predicate?
As the editors note, the three topics are conceptually connected: implicatures (scalars at least) are sensitive to negative polarity items and presupposition, unlike entailment, is typically invariant under negation.
Apparently, in the 21 century, Europe has productive ground for a hysteric demonstration of hatred, force and negation of human values because Macedonia strongly feels the scent of these human evils that forcefully hit us from the outside, but also from the inside, says Gusterov.
In the Introduction, Cosgrove explains the title of his study, arguing excitingly for the value of a reading of Joyce's Works which would privilege negation, rather than affirmation, as the attitude most representative of Joyce's meaning.
Whereas this study begins from structural analyses of syntax and discourse, it finds that the new categories, like metalinguistic negation, needed to explain the narrative logic on a rhetorical level are the same ones that on a theoretical level define the novel's racial, legal, sexual, and political ontologies of identity.
These results are interpreted in terns of Jespersen's (1917) negation cycle, to the effect that Scandinavian varieties were in advance of early English on the negation cycle, were losing NC at the time of the Scandinavian ingressions into England, and that their influence on Northern Middle English contributed to the weakening of NC earlier in the North than in the rest of England.
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