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For the last time, the answer is no!
a polite way of saying no
used when saying no without being definite
used when you think that you know something but are not completely sure
used for emphasizing that your answer to a question or request is definitely no
used to say no when you think an idea is stupid or insulting
used when politely saying no to something that someone has offered you
an informal and very definite way of saying no
an informal way of saying no that shows that you think somebody’s suggestion or request is crazy
This is the American English definition of no. View British English definition of no.
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