Definition of "shall" [shall]

  • (auxiliary-verb) Used before a verb in the infinitive to show:
  • (auxiliary-verb) Something that will take place or exist in the future: We shall arrive tomorrow.
  • (auxiliary-verb) Something, such as an order, promise, requirement, or obligation: You shall leave now. He shall answer for his misdeeds. The penalty shall not exceed two years in prison.
  • (auxiliary-verb) The will to do something or have something take place: I shall go out if I feel like it.
  • (auxiliary-verb) Something that is inevitable: That day shall come.

Use "shall" in a sentence

  • "_As thou hast come with unreasonable pride between the_ sentence _which I had passed, and the_ power _by which I shall execute it_, take thy reward _in another sentence which shall_ make good, _shall establish, shall maintain_, that power."
  • "The Twenty-third Psalm begins, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want, ” and a passage in the Book of Isaiah says that God “shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm."
  • "Thus literally, in accordance with the prophecy, "_Japheth will be enlarged, he shall dwell in the tents of Shem, and Canaan_ (the negro) _shall be his servant_.""

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