no way

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no way (not comparable)

  1. (now archaic or regional) in no way; not at all [from 15th c.]
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 12, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes [], book II, London: [] Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount [], →OCLC:
      I suppose that meanes meerely humane can no way be capable of it [].
    • 2007, Ron Liebman, Death by Rodrigo, New York: Simon & Schuster, →ISBN, page 133:
      I get it. No way can me and Mickie talk to Rodrigo about what just happened up at the bench he's standing in the big holding cell, other mopes standing around waiting for their cases to be called, eavesdropping on what we're telling him.


no way

  1. (idiomatic) Absolutely not; under no circumstances. [from 18th c.]
    Touch that weird rock over there, I dare you! —No way!
  2. (idiomatic) Indicates astonished disbelief.
    You failed your exam again? No way!
    He's hitting 400 for two months? Uh-uh! No way!

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no way (uncountable)

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see no,‎ way.; not any possibility.
    There is no way that I would trust him.
    • 2010, BioWare, Mass Effect 2 (Science Fiction), Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →OCLC, PC, scene: Normandy SR-2:
      Miranda: I'll admit it, Shepard. I'm impressed. You got us here. Are you ready?
      Shepard: We're going in blind, and we don't even know if we'll survive the trip. No way in hell we're ready... but we don't have a choice.

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