• We ain't no thin red 'eroes,
    We ain't no thin red 'eroes,
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj ain belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive "for your own use","do your own thing","she makes her own clothes","`ain' is Scottish"
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If Ye Ain't Lyin' About This and I'm Hopin' Ye Air If Ye Ain't Lyin' About This and I'm Hopin' Ye Air
Ain't it astonishin', Willium Ain't it astonishin', Willium

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ain Own.
    • ain A suffix of Latin origin, occurring unfelt in English nouns, as in chieftain, captain, chaplain, curtain, and, as originally, in adjectives, as in certain, etc. It is a Middle English and Old French form of -an (which see).
    • n ain The eighteenth letter of the Arabic alphabet, having a vibratory palatal sound without any equivalent in English.
    • n ain A spring; a fountain. See the extract.
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  • Josh Billings
    “It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.”
  • Leroy ''Satchel'' Paige
    Leroy ''Satchel'' Paige
    “Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.”
  • Willie Keeler
    Willie Keeler
    “Hit em where they ain't.”
  • Will Rogers
    “There ain't nothing that breaks up homes, country, and nations like somebody publishing their memoirs.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.”
  • Walt Whitman
    “If you done it, it ain't bragging.”


Broke as a joke and it ain't funny - This idiom in my opinion describes how it's not funny to be without a cent and just uses broke and joke as rhyming words that help explain this idiom a lot better.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it - Any attempt to improve on a system that already works is pointless and may even hurt it.
It ain't over till the fat lady sings - This idiom means that until something has officially finished, the result is uncertain.


In literature:

Ain't you ashamed of yourself?
"The Old Tobacco Shop" by William Bowen
I hope you ain't traveled far fur that.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
He ain't clear brown lak whut I is, an' he ain't muddy black lak whut you is, neither he ain't high yaller lak some is.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
There's a mile or so at the lower end unstaked, and if there ain't gold there, my name ain't what it is.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
The folks that ain't ought to be made way with.
"The Wall Between" by Sara Ware Bassett
The boy ain't happy wi'out Rosebud, an' ain't never like to be.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
God knows, Richard, I ain't in love with her throat and stummick.
"The Mother" by Norman Duncan
Some o' them nice-looking dossy chaps ain't up to much.
"Fix Bay'nets" by George Manville Fenn
I tell dem if dey ain' got no manners, dey ain' got nothin cause manners carries people whe' a dollar won' carry you.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
How do I know you ain't a spy?
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
It's a good while since you had your dinner, ain't it?
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
Ain't yo' mammy done tell you, time an' agin, that ain't no flies gonter crawl in a shet mouf?
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
I ain't sayin' he ain't that; but did it ever strike you, Eunice, that most good folks is pesky stupid?
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
If it ain' good, it ain' good.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
An' there ain't much goin' on that Tamada ain't wise to.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
It ain't equal, sir, I swear it ain't.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
I ain't much time an' I ain't goin' to waste it to mince matters.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
But I ain't a-goin' to leave you, not yet I ain't.
"Harding's luck" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
Ain't he said time an' time agin he's goin' to have it; an' ain't you said you wouldn't sell?
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
If dey ain't no slip, we git beat.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration

In poetry:

"I ain't no scollard,"
He often said,
"But I've allus earned
Me daily bread."
"Granfer Scroodle" by Cicely Fox Smith
Ain't got no bus here
A long time, he said.
You got enough money
To get home on?
"Hook" by James Wright
I didn't ask him
To telephone me.
Roscoe knows darn well
Ain't free.
"Madam And The Phone Bill" by Langston Hughes
Tell all my mourners
To mourn in red —
Cause there ain't no sense
In my bein' dead.
"Wake" by Langston Hughes
Money? Not much:
That ain't my kind;
I ain't no such.
Rum? I don't mind,
Seein' it's you.
"Jim" by Francis Bret Harte
Lies written down
For white folks
Ain't for us a-tall:
Liberty And Justice;
Huh! For All!
"Children's Rhymes" by Langston Hughes

In news:

If We Ain't Got Culcha.
'Rocky Horror' rocks ( Sha -la-la-la, that ain't no crime).
"And I ain't done yet," says the man who brought the Blackfriars Playhouse and Mary Baldwin College's unique Shakespearean graduate program to town, American Shakespeare center co-founder Ralph Cohen.
It ain't easy being natural, at least when it comes to delivering baked goods without preservatives.
Anita O'day "Let Me Off Uptown" from Ain't Misbehavin (1941).
It ain't exactly fan mail.
Say it Ain't So: Gowanus Residents Fear Wild Shuffleboard Club.
Measuring Signal-to-Noise Ratios Ain't Easy.
Kate Beem writes about her life as a mom, which ain't perfect, people.
In addition to simplifying the vessel documentation procedures, cer-;ain regulations are eliminated, ^ow, it will be possible to renew indorsements at any port of docunentation and not just in the home >ort.
The Belle Hall shopping center in north Mt Pleasant ain't exactly the kind of place where all the hip kids hang out and shiz.
In case you needed a reminder that Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothing to f— with, gaze your eyes upon these brand new photos from 'The Man With the Iron Fists,' written, directed by, and starring Wu-Tang's own RZA.
The climax of the book depicts Sojourner 's rousing "And ain't I a woman".
A party ain't a party until somebody starts demanding to know what fool went and invited Puffy anyway.

In science:

For trapped H and H , we assume a uniform magnetic field B that splits the 1S and 2S levels into four hyperfine Zeeman levels, denoted in order of increasing energy by |ain , |bin , |cin , |d in , with principal quantum number n = 1 or 2, for both H and H .
Tests of Lorentz Symmetry with Penning Traps and Antihydrogen
Next note that there exists a constant C = C (δ1 , κ) > 0 such that, for all n ≥ C , k[ ˆΞn,i ]−1 k + E∗kU ∗i 21 k4 ≤ C on the set Ain .
Consistency of the jackknife-after-bootstrap variance estimator for the bootstrap quantiles of a studentized statistic
Next, using arguments similar to the proof of Lemma 5.4, on the set Ain , one can derive a fourth-order Edgeworth expansion ˆΨ(i) 4n , say, for the Studentized statistic n with an error term o(n−3/2 ) uniformly in 0 ≤ i ≤ n.
Consistency of the jackknife-after-bootstrap variance estimator for the bootstrap quantiles of a studentized statistic
The operators ain and bin are noise operators describing the fields incident on the cavity.
Trapping and Cooling a mirror to its quantum mechanical ground state
The blocks Da = diag{aIn ; a−1In} will be frequently encountered corresponding to a reciprocal pair of singular values a and a−1 .
Critical Topology for Optimization on the Symplectic Group
After that it is possible to maint ain this structure (by the rule above) as an event (i.e., to check the initiation rule above at each discrete time moment, for example: τ4 , τ5 ).
Framework for Clique-based Fusion of Graph Streams in Multi-function System Testing
Mikhail, Tetrad vector fields and generalizing the theory of relativity, Ain Shams Sc.
Telleparallel Lagrange Geometry and a Unified Field Theory: Linearization of the Field Equations
Department of Physics, Ain Shams University, Faculty of Science, Cairo, 11566, Egypt.
Deviation from Tri-Bimaximal Mixing and Large Reactor Mixing Angle
Nonetheless, considerable and difficult to expl ain differences between evolutionary tracks calculated by different authors are present to these days.
Large Magellanic Cloud Cepheids in the ASAS data
The amplitudes ain and aio are given prior widths of 1.0.
Precision tests of the J/{\psi} from full lattice QCD: mass, leptonic width and radiative decay rate to {\eta}_c
Int) Not standard. contraction of am not, is not, are not, have not or has not: I ain't seen it.
TEI and LMF crosswalks
The redefinition of the basis elements in W1+∞ algebra has been discussed in ref. , where it was shown that a one paramater family of isomorphic algebras can be obt ained in this way.
Aspects of W_\INFTY Symmetry
Here ain (s, b) is the transform of the inelastic amplitude, defined following the prescription of Eq (4).
Blois V: Summary Talk
To obt ain the sensitivity to the compositeness scale they set η = ±1 and performed a χ2 analysis, comparing the angular distributions for a finite value of Λ to the SM predictions.
Discovery Potential for New Phenomena
Interestingly this rule “approaches” Hebb’s original prescription in the low activity limit ain/out → 0; the strongest synaptic changes occur, if both, presynaptic and postsynaptic neuron are active, and learning generates predominantly excitatory synapses.
Neural Networks