nay vs yay

nay yay


  • 1) A vote against.
  • 2) A person who voted against.
  • 3) A denial or refusal.
  • 4) Denial; refusal.
  • 5) A negative vote; one who votes in the negative.
  • 6) [Obs.] there is no denying it.
  • 7) A negative vote; hence, one who votes in the negative: as, the yeas and nays.
  • 8) A native Egyptian transverse flute, usually with six holes.
  • 9) archaic no
  • 10) And moreover.
  • 11) No; -- a negative answer to a question asked, or a request made, now superseded by no. Opposed to aye or yea. See also yes.
  • 12) Not this merely, but also; not only so, but; -- used to mark the addition or substitution of a more explicit or more emphatic phrase.
  • 13) not this merely but also; not only so but
  • 14) Tosaynay;refuse.
  • 15) todeny;refuse.
  • 16) or even, or more like, or should I say. Introduces a stronger and more appropriate expression than the preceding one.


  • 1) The name of the letter for the y sound in Pitman shorthand.
  • 2) a branch of the Tai languages
  • 3) so, this (accompanied by a hand gesture)
  • 4) So; by this amount.
  • 5) colloquial An expression of happiness.
  • 6) colloquial Alternative form of yea (yes).
  • 7) Used as an exclamation of pleasure, approval, elation, or victory.


  • 1) This situation has been going on for months, nay years.
  • 2) This was a serious game, nay, a way of life.
  • 3) ‘Yes, I know it's rather stilted, nay overwrought, prose.’
  • 4) ‘After all, do they think that we have forgotten that for months - nay, years - they have time and again denied being on the Army Council?’
  • 5) ‘The events of the last few weeks - nay the last 18 months - have led me to ask some questions.’
  • 6) ‘It will be spent, nay squandered, on unnecessary digital radio stations.’
  • 7) ‘As the site says: ‘This country, nay this planet, is going to the dogs.’’
  • 8) ‘Which is partly why I and so many other Brits - nay, the rest of the world - shook our heads and rubbed our eyes in bewilderment when he got into the White House four years ago.’
  • 9) ‘This means astonished, nay furious, taxpayers will see expensive full-time staff working adjacent to cheaper county sub contract workers.’
  • 10) ‘What better chance to re-employ the hordes of laid-off middle-aged workers from State-owned companies and all for free, nay, even a substantial profit could result.’
  • 11) ‘It is upsetting, nay distressing, to read that Leeds United Football Club may be forced into administration with debts totalling eighty-one million pounds.’
  • 12) ‘For I believe that it is the right, nay, the duty of the music critic to contribute to the seemingly endless and certainly redundant lists of ‘Best and Worst’ music for the year.’
  • 13) ‘By refusing to keep her emotional problems to herself and instead parading them in front of the nation, she implied - nay, screamed - that such behaviour was not merely permissible but required.’
  • 14) ‘Never mind me, I don't suppose the kids in the next field, nay the next village, got a wink of sleep all weekend.’
  • 15) ‘It is all told in his ornate, nay, bombastic prose.’
  • 16) ‘My window is over the desk, and provides plenty of light and an ample, nay unparalleled, view of the neighbour's shambolic back yard and the train tracks in the mid-distance.’
  • 17) ‘I'm willing to write to my local MP and MPP and join the picket line if necessary to make sure that this highly valuable nay essential service is maintained.’
  • 18) ‘This is indicative of an official willingness - nay, an active eagerness - here in Ireland to embrace the change that is undoubtedly on the way in this entire area.’
  • 19) ‘They have invited - nay, commanded - the public to evaluate his qualification for the presidency based on that.’
  • 20) ‘Good teaching, nay great teaching, may yet be the salvation of the university in society in our day.’
  • 21) ‘The fact is universal: the life stream of blood links all men and women, nay the entire human race, irrespective of colour, creed, culture and religion.’
  • 22) ‘I was angered, nay, infuriated, by your review of the movie.’
  • 23) ‘nay nay, they wrote him off in the '80s as a dinosaur, but he's back big time.’
  • 24) ‘By a roll call vote of 12 yeas to 19 nays, the amendment was defeated.’
  • 25) ‘He then announced with solemn formality, ‘On this vote, there are 65 yeas and 32 nays.’’
  • 26) ‘As I say, regardless of what was contained in the Revised Criminal Code, as usual, the yeas would easily outnumber the nays at the end of the day.’
  • 27) ‘However, once Joint Defence Facility and Housing Commission households are subtracted from the results, the nays have it.’’
  • 28) ‘Voting can be accomplished by raising hands, by paper ballots, by calling for the ayes and nays, by marching before an official counter, or by installing computer terminals for each legislator on which votes are registered.’
  • 29) ‘The two brave souls who voted for the act, despite the overwhelming 402 nays, were democrats.’
  • 30) ‘For example, the Challenge Round, while receiving more ayes than nays from fans, will definitely be modified to provide greater drama for the audience.’
  • 31) ‘Sam's one aye was drowned out by the roomful of nays.’
  • 32) ‘In the end, I think the nays had it - this was pretty self-indulgent.’
  • 33) ‘According to Reuters, the nays won the day with 55.7 per cent of the vote.’
  • 34) ‘So I have until next week to give the final yea or nay.’
  • 35) ‘He probably was taking the counsel of his senior ministers, but not giving an aye or a nay - at least not in public.’
  • 36) ‘But do not forget that at the end of the day it will be a Plans Panel of councillors (not including me) who say either yea or nay, so the more people who write to protest the better.’
  • 37) ‘But, I repeat, no one doubted that he who controlled the Conan Doyle copyright could also say yea or nay to the further use of the character Sherlock Holmes.’
  • 38) ‘No one at the garage door company seemed able to tell me yea or nay.’
  • 39) ‘Has the Court of Criminal Appeal, by its disposition of those cases, indicated yea or nay whether immediate incarceration can ordinarily be expected to be the punishment imposed?’
  • 40) ‘As this is our first formal review of products of this type, we think it best to postpone giving a formal yea or nay until we've had a chance to try out the competition's offerings.’
  • 41) ‘It's all a judgment call at the end of the day, and one person usually will step in and say yea or nay.’
  • 42) ‘Come up with details to support your yea or nay verdict.’
  • 43) ‘As you know, he's on the Judiciary Committee, which must vote yea or nay on sending her nomination to the full Senate.’


  • 1) Meskipun demikian [yay yay~ aku pakai bahasa yang bagus~], aku ngga akan menyalahkan mbaMoetz * tepuk2 mbaMoetz*, karena .. hmm ... bisa dibilang kerjasama kami kemaren begitu bagus, seolah-olah kami memakai produk otak yang sama jadi pikirannya juga hampir sama.
  • 2) * yayyay*, and then continue to Jogjakarta the day after.
  • 3) "My feet are pasted on yay" is not the look to go for here.
  • 4) I was getting more than a little irritated by the time I finally entered Wisconsin - yay, a new state for me!
  • 5) My policy is to request books by name yay Amazon wish-lists!
  • 6) Therapeutic Area Strategy Manager Job edlynne @nicolemma yay for free accomdations!
  • 7) Because yesterday I attended a talk by West and Josie Rourke, the director of the first show of the season, Much Ado About Nothing 'yay' - David, 'boo' - Lisa ;)) in which West plays Benedict.
  • 8) He voted against the health care reform bill, but he's criticized by the right for his "yay" vote on the 2009 stimulus package.
  • 9) ‘We went back to the JXC and worked on our ethics essay and I ended up finalising it and printed it out. yay!’
  • 10) ‘I'm going out tonight, I have a movie thing tomorrow, I have a party next week… yay!’
  • 11) ‘More books that have been on my list for absolutely ages, yay!’
  • 12) ‘Nai brought the GOB album she won so Jen burned a copy for me… yay!’
  • 13) ‘Finally, finally someone from my ‘family’ comes visit me in June, yay!’
  • 14) ‘This is an all-points bulletin: Lizz is back online, yay!’
  • 15) ‘I've also been promised breakfast for the next ‘morning’ so yay!’
  • 16) ‘While waiting for him I looked for something to get Don… hehe… found something useful that he'd enjoy… yay!’
  • 17) ‘In USA, we're going to Florida, New York and Los Angeles… yay!’
  • 18) ‘My mum, attempting to make me excited about learning, was like, ‘you'll get to practice resuscitation on people and stuff, yay!’’
  • 19) ‘Exercise more - Finally back in this category after a few months off - I am thinking about exercise a lot and have started doing my little exercise routine again - yay!’
  • 20) ‘I also got some early birthday presents including long purple stripey socks (yay yay yay!)’
  • 21) ‘I think I have some good ones (and they're shorter than the last ones, yay!’
  • 22) ‘There's a full blown thunderstorm going on outside. Considering that it hasn't rained in weeks, we've got major water restrictions going on, and worse ones being threatened… yay!’
  • 23) ‘Always remember, Johnny - American lives and American tragedies (and American movies, yay!) are better, brighter and more vital than anyone else's.’
  • 24) ‘Zoe came and got me and Chris we went to Leas Club where we meet Annie, Ellie and Lauren (triple yay!) and Claire was also there… was still depressed…’
  • 25) ‘I shared excellent nighttime conversations with Peter Merholz (who just started up his blog again - yay!)’
  • 26) ‘Seconds later… £10 arrived in my email box… yay!’
  • 27) ‘Not on Monday cos tomorrow night is the Oscars, yay!’
  • 28) ‘You're probably used to seeing the American armadillo, sometimes called the midget armadillo, which only grows to be about yay big.’

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