bain't

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bain't

  1. (UK, dialect) be not
    • 1817, Thomas Hardy, The Return of the Native
      "I bain't afeard at all, I thank God!" said Christian strenuously. "I'm glad I bain't, for then 'twon't pain me... I don't think I be afeard—or if I be I can't help it, and I don't deserve to suffer. I wish I was not afeard at all!"