Not

Not

, adv. [OE. not, noht, nought, naught, the same word as E. naught. See Naught.] A word used to express negation, prohibition, denial, or refusal.
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Not one word spake he more than was need.
Chaucer.
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Thou shalt not steal.
Ex. xx. 15.
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Thine eyes are upon me, and I am not.
Job vii. 8.
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The question is, may I do it, or may I not do it?
Bp. Sanderson.
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Not . . . but, or Not but, only. [Obs. or Colloq.] Chaucer.
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