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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.
Theresa Oswald was a close second, while Premier Greg Selinger was sent home with nary a delegate vote to his name.
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.
There's nary a grinding guitar or booming acoustic drumbeat in the mix, and George's voice is a crystalline thing, so if you're in the mood for lilting keyboards and pop prettiness, The Bird and the Bee comes up smelling like roses.
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.
It can rain on days the sky starts out crystalline blue, with nary a cloud to behold.
There was nary a moment of stillness as the performers (and video imagery) surged along, moving restlessly from one mode of Miller's choreography to the next.
Any one of the federal 'Liberal' pro-life and pro-'family' MPs could have stopped Martin's up n' coming same-sex bill dead in its tracks by crossing the same floor as career-successful Belinda Stronach did, who had nary a particular principle in mind (if anything).
Other than some rusty relics of the Pacific War, there is nary a weapon in sight, and nothing on the island gives the impression that this is the easternmost edge of teeming, cosmopolitan Japan.
It's funny how shots like this Grind King ad create nary a stir but other little stuff we've done causes a shitstorm of cancelled subscriptions.
But the second quarter of '02 has arrived with nary a ribbon-cutting.
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.
The article states that "more than 1,000 proxy statements were reviewed as well as hundreds of articles and reports about board actions--and the lack of action," but nary a mention of operating statements, balance sheets, or stock performance.