have-not

Definitions

  • NOT TOO HAUGHTY TO HAVE FUN SOMETIMES
    NOT TOO HAUGHTY TO HAVE FUN SOMETIMES
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n have-not a person with few or no possessions
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Additional illustrations & photos:

You should not have tried to run away from me, said the Magician You should not have tried to run away from me, said the Magician
A woman shows her daughters her fine buttons. Her husband sits at his desk, which is covered with piles of papers. He looks exasperated. The caption says: “There my child, have I not as many buttons as Lady Golderoy now?” A woman shows her daughters her fine buttons. Her husband sits at his desk, which is covered with piles of papers. He...
An art critic that has damaged an artist's painting with his pen, begs to not have his art essays cut up An art critic that has damaged an artist's painting with his pen, begs to not have his art essays cut up

Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you think you have trouble supporting a wife, try not supporting her.”
  • Robert S. Hillyer
    Robert S. Hillyer
    “If you are doing your best, you will not have to worry about failure.”
  • William Allen White
    William Allen White
    “I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.”
  • Anthony Robbins
    Anthony%20Robbins
    “People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals -- that is, goals that do not inspire them.”
  • Rabbi H. Schachtel
    Rabbi H. Schachtel
    “Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.”
  • Lilian Eichler Watson
    Lilian Eichler Watson
    “Happiness is not in having being; it is in doing.”

Idioms

Have-nots - People without wealth or power are the have-nots.
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Not have the heart - If you don't have the heart to do something, you don't have the strength or courage to do something. (Usually used in the negative)
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Not have two nickels to rub together - (USA) If a person doesn't have two nickels to rub together, they are very poor.
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Not have two pennies to rub together - If someone hasn't got two pennies to rub together, they are very poor indeed.
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Usage

In literature:

The shares have not been transferred to my name as your father's executor.
"A Girl of the Commune" by George Alfred Henty
We have the negroes with us; you have not.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
I have already ventured to touch upon the subject to Lord Linden, but have not said anything definite.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
You have not knowingly done what is wrong.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
I have not been wanting in good words, or exceeding kind and regardful usage, but have possession of nought but poverty and pain.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
But I have not known what advice to give him.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
I have not seen six cabins out of six hundred, where the windows have been whole.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Lady Molesworth and I have not begun to "toddle" yet, but have exchanged affectionate greetings.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
I have not my happiness so much in my own hands as you have.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
I have told you so again and a hundred times again, and you have not believed me.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
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In poetry:

I have not seen it written there,
Nor read in deeds of heaven
My title to partake the bliss
For which his blood was given.
"On Being Asked the Necessity of Prayer" by Caroline Fry
But, from that memorable day,
Have we not loved each other?
And have we not loved thee?—O say,
Dear mother of our mother!
"Lines on The Death of Mrs. F--- II---" by John Pierpont
Who have not welcomed even as we,
That jocund minstrel and his lays
Beside the idle summer sea
And in the vacant summer days?
"Beside The Idle Summer Sea" by William Ernest Henley
If only that perfect tale were true
Which ages have not made old,
Which of endless many makes one anew,
And simplicity manifold!
"Come To Me" by George MacDonald
Where is our love, and where our hearts,
We who have seen Thy Son,
Have tried Thy Spirit's winning arts,
And yet we are not won?
"Quinquagesima Sunday" by John Keble
I have not found thee in the tents,
In the broken darkness.
I have not found thee at the well-head
Among the women with pitchers.
"Dance Figure" by Ezra Pound

In news:

1.The haves sometimes help the have nots.
Detroit Tigers have not made any moves, do not expect to make big splash at winter meetings.
Columnists Bill Warren You have not because you ask not.
however, not one day has gone by that my husband and I have not been grateful to the staff and owner of Cascade Pet Camp and Nelson Tire.
Even when the governor and the governor- in-waiting have not been declared enemies (and frequently they have been that), they certainly weren't teammates.
Police have not provided any details as to what type of injuries the man sustained, but they say they do have one person in custody in connection with the incident.
The remnants of Hurricane Sandy have rolled into the area, but have not produced as much destruction as anticipated.
Magellan 's financial straits had contracting psychiatrists worried they would not be paid if the company did indeed file, but some said their fears thus far have not been realized.
Police said that they have a suspect but have not made an arrest in connection with a fatal motorcycle crash.
Census data reveals another big educational gap between the haves and the have-nots.
What separates the haves from the have nots.
Insurers have been buffeted by economic forces yet their prices have not gone up.
Though statewide surveys have not been conducted, otters have been spotted everywhere from agricultural ponds to downtown Denver.
Well, I can tell you, we have no plans to close the business and have not studied a closure scenario.
I have finished midway on ace difficulty and have not gotten the P-47 Thunderbolt.
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In science:

We have not defined factor sets in terms of Q yet, and will not do so in detail.
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
Although a number of people have worked on this question, the answers have not, on the whole, been completely satisfactory.
A norm on homology of surfaces and counting simple geodesics
Note that the index m is not directly relevant for the computation of moments, because Ik ,l = Pm Ik ,l,m , but we have not been able to obtain a closed recursion without the index m.
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
This means that providers with a degree less than a given value k are those ones which have been added to the network after a corresponding time, and have not had time enough to develop a cluster of k users around them.
Growing dynamics of Internet providers
Moreover we have not known examples of simple nuclear C ∗ -algebras which are not stably finite nor purely infinite.
AF-embeddability of crossed products of Cuntz algebras
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