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1) § 7. ain t. 1. Grammar. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
...Ain t is a word that ain t had it easy. It first appeared in English in 1778, evolving from an earlier form an t, which arose almost a century earlier as a contraction...

2) ain't. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...of am not. 2. Used also as a contraction for are not, is not, has not, and have not. Ain't has a long history of controversy. It first appeared in 1778, evolving...

3) ain't, amn't, an't, a'n't, aren't. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...use. Long a shibboleth for twentieth-century Americans, the negative contraction ain t continues to be Substandard when used unconsciously or unintentionally. It...

4) My Ain Wife by Alexander Laing. Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. 1895. A Victorian Anthology, 1837-1895
...I WADNA gi e my ain wife For ony wife I see; I wadna gi e my ain wife For ony wife I see; A bonnier yet I ve never seen, 5 A better canna be— I wadna gi e my ain...

5) Ain, in the Bible. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Ain, in the Bible, (a´in) (KEY) , in the Bible. 1 Town, N Palestine. 2 See En-rimmon....

6) Ain, department, France. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Ain, department, France, (aN) (KEY) , department (1990 pop. 477,400), E central France, in Burgundy, bordering on Switzerland. Bourg-en-Bresse is the capital....

7) ain. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Scots Own....

8) It ain't a fit night out for man or beast. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...It ain t a fit night out for man or beast The night is terribly cold and stormy. This line was used several times by the comedian W. C. Fields in the film The Fatal...

9) 536. Song-This is no my ain lassie. Burns, Robert. 1909-14. Poems and Songs. The Harvard Classics
... Tune— This is no my house. Chorus—This is no my ain lassie, Fair tho, the lassie be; Weel ken I my ain lassie, Kind love is in her e re. I SEE a form, I see a face,...

10) Ow'ain (Sir). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...through St. Patrick s purgatory by way of penance. (Henry of Saltrey: The Descent of Owain.) 1...

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