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No, the word of denial and refusal, opposed to “Yes:” Ven. 587. Ven. 587 Ven. 587 Ven. 587 Ven. 587 Tp. I, 2, 30. Tp. I, 2, 30 Tp. I, 2, 30 Tp. I, 2, 30 III, 2, 143. IV, 48. Gent. I, 1, 56. I, 2, 55. II, 5, 16. II, 5, 16 Wiv. IV, 2, 16. Meas. I, 3, 1. As III, 3, 57. Wint. IV, 4, 46. R3 IV, 1, 66 etc. etc. Substantively: “love's eye is not so true as all men's no,” Sonn. 148, 8. “by yea and no, I do,” Wiv. I, 1, 88. IV, 2, 202. “the very yea and the no is,” I, 4, 99. “reason dares her no,” Meas. IV, 4, 28. “in russet yeas and honest kersey noes,” LLL V, 2, 413.
Equivalent to not, when opposed to affirmations: “if you be maid or no,” Tp. I, 2, 427. Meas. III, 2, 180. “whether you will or no,” Tp. III, 1, 86. V, 111. Wiv. IV, 5, 34. Mids. III, 1, 156. III, 2, 81. Merch. II, 2, 49. III, 1, 45. As III, 2, 130. H6A IV, 7, 25. H6B III, 2, 265. R3 III, 1, 23. III, 7, 214. “had he such a chain or no?” Err. V, 256. “is she wedded or no?” LLL II, 211. “will you or no,” Tw. I, 5, 163 etc.
In other cases: “beg thou or borrow, to make up the sum, and live; if no, then thou art doomed to die,” Err. I, 1, 155. “I had a mighty cause to wish him dead, but thou hadst none to kill him. No had, my lord? why, did you not provoke me?” John IV, 2, 207 (Arrowsmith cites the following parallel passages: the whole world yields not a workman that can frame the like. No does? Dekker. In all my life I knew not this before. No did? John Bon and Master Parson; etc.).
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