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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]
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Bush's energy plan, announced last May, makes nary a mention of the role mass transportation could have in reducing energy demand.
Usenet sites that exist solely for the swapping of copyrighted movies and software (so-called warez sites) have existed for ten years with nary a peep from the establishment.
When New Year's Eve passed with lots of fireworks but nary a single Y2K glitch, we all realized that life as we know it simply doesn't change overnight.
But despite all the revelry, there was nary a problem in sight--not even an arrest by the noise-control cops.
The penny campaign went on for about six years, with nary a complaint from the local credit union over handling the thousands of coins.
Greene's Groatsworth of Wit Bought with a Million of Repentance, entered in the Stationer's Register on 20 September 1592, contains nary a trace of literary merit, yet often dominates discourse surrounding Shakespeare's rise to the forefront of English theater.
You Lose Your Influence - Remember when nary a decision was made without your being consulted?
It made nary a blip on the monitor of major media moments when the announcement first broke.
Suddenly he wants to drive real fast to the jewelry store, he needs to see a diamond scratch glass, he's talking nonstop or nary a sound while the alcohols affect him not.
Much to my disappointment, I saw nary a silken strand.
Meanwhile, seven of the 11 analysts covering the equity rate it a "buy" or better, with nary a "sell" to be found.
The Bruins offense mustered 220 yards in the opening 30 minutes, but nary a point.
As Logo approaches its one-year anniversary on June 30, it looks like MTV's gay and lesbian cable channel is getting some respect: At this year's presentation of new programming to advertisers in May in New York City, MTV parent company Viacom featured some highlights of shows from the channel that a year earlier warranted nary a mention, even though it was just over a month away from launch.
I had nary a bloom that year, nor for several years thereafter, until the squirrels forgot their foraging ways from previous winters.
Combining modern dance with Gypsy passion and technique, Baras brought down the house--with nary a polka dot or rose in sight.