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you shan't have my king quite yet When one's king is checked in chess, he says to his opponent "you shan't have my king quite yet". Does he mean "I won't let you check and mate my king, it is too soon yet"?
Nov 29, 2016 8:49 AM
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I should have specified it is outdated in AmE. It would be helpful questioners specified AmE or BE or both.
November 29, 2016
I still commonly use 'shan't' today, and so do many other people that I know.
November 29, 2016
This is 17th century English. You wouldn't express this thought this way today. 'Shan't' will get you some odd looks.
November 29, 2016
Shan't is an abbreviation of shall not.
November 29, 2016
Hi, yes, that's exactly what they mean, that they won't let you take the king so soon. Hope this helps
November 29, 2016
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