nary nary  /ˈnɛ ri/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (used with singular count nouns) colloquial for `not a' or `not one' or `never a'

Usage(s):

  1. PRO: He shepherded us through a dud of an Oscarcast with nary an awkward moment and he had less than two weeks to prepare, thanks to the writer's strike.
  2. Nary a one has a cow, nary a one has a chicken, nary a one has a pig, and nary a one has a vegetable garden.
  3. So beef is served nearly every night at the Brown homestead, with nary a squawk from Jeff, 17, Luke, 13, and Hannah, 11.

News

  1. Tradition of Merion meets a traditional golf foe _ weather _ as US Open returns after 32 years

    ARDMORE, Pa. — Under bright sunshine and a gentle breeze, Sergio Garcia signed autographs near the tee box at the 16th hole during his final practice round for the U.S. Open. He then sent his drive in the direction of one of those charming red wicker baskets that sit atop the flagpoles, the white ball coming to rest nicely in the middle of the fairway with nary a smudge of mud.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Tradition, weather collide for US Open at Merion

    ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) -- Under bright sunshine and a gentle breeze, Sergio Garcia signed autographs near the tee box at the 16th hole during his final practice round for the U.S. Open. He then sent his drive in the direction of one of those charming red wicker baskets that sit atop the flagpoles, the white ball coming to rest nicely in the middle of the fairway with nary a smudge of mud.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Review: Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery now handles RAID and Outlook

    There's nary a media type that some edition of Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery 6 won't handle: hard drives, memory cards, optical discs...all covered. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PC World

Quotes

  1. "I'm going to win every round. I'm not going to lose nary a round," Taylor said. "If it goes 12 rounds I will win all 12. If not, it's because they will be raising my hand after the knockout." "I feel more relaxed. I'm getting a lot...
    on Nov 23, 2005 By: Jermain Taylor Source: Daily Times

  2. JP Morgan said that assuming stable demand and fuel prices, the firm now expects "winter to pass with nary a bankruptcy in sight."
    on Sep 10, 2009 By: JP Morgan Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. Krugman said too much money moved out of the regulated banking and lending system to a "shadow banking network" in which savers put money in funds that bought mortgage securities "with nary a regulator in sight."
    on Mar 22, 2008 By: Paul Krugman Source: Economic Times

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