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Definition of "ay" [ay]

  • Used before me to express distress or regret. (interjection)
  • Variant of aye1. (noun)
  • Variant of aye2. (adverb)
  • Ever; always (adverb)

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Use "ay" in a sentence
  • "'_Let them hang_,' ay -- (_ay_) 'and BURN TOO,' was 'the disposition' they had 'thwarted', -- measuring 'the quarry of _the quartered slaves_,' which it _would_ make, 'would the nobility but lay aside their ruth.'"
  • "Imbes na pagbabago, imbes na kaunlaran, ang nasaksihan natin ay ang kabaligtaran."
  • "'The laugh of an Uma-ay is an ominous sign, it means misfortune or even death,' the tribal hunter said in the Hiliga-onon dialect."