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    manevela is offline Newbie
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    Default nary a peep of opposition

    nary a peep of opposition?
    a peep of opposition?

    Cud anyone clear my mind about the definition of these, please?
    thanks in advance

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    Default Re: nary a peep of opposition

    Quote Originally Posted by manevela View Post
    nary a peep of opposition?
    a peep of opposition?

    Cud anyone clear my mind about the definition of these, please?
    thanks in advance
    (NOT a teacher) Usually, this expression is used in the negative: There was nary a peep of opposition when the government announced the new policy. = There was absolutely no expression of opposition by anyone at all.

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    MrPedantic is offline Moderator
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    Default Re: nary a peep of opposition

    For those who may be puzzled by "nary": it's a phonetic representation of "ne'er a", i.e. "never a". It's usually used facetiously.

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