“not” – English explanatory dictionary

Nobody ever robs restaurants. Why not?
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It's not that far off, it's not that far away.
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adv used with verbs to show the negative ○ A service charge is not included. ○ It isn’t there. ○ She can’t come. ○ He didn’t want any meat. ○ We couldn’t go home because of the fog. ○ Don’t you like coffee? □ not…either and not…also ○ She doesn’t eat meat, and she doesn’t eat fish either. ○ It wasn’t hot, but it wasn’t very cold either. (NOTE: not is often shortened to n’t and joined onto an auxiliary verb, for example is not becomes isn’t.)
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[Contr. from ne wot. See 2d Note.] Wot not; know not; knows not. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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a. Shorn; shaven. [Obs.] See Nott.
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adv. [OE. not, noht, nought, naught, the same word as E. naught. See Naught.] A word used to express negation, prohibition, denial, or refusal. “Not one word spake he more than was need.” Chaucer. “Thou shalt not steal.” Ex. xx. 15. “Thine eyes are upon me, and I am not.” Job vii. 8. “The question is, may I do it, or may I not do it?” Bp. Sanderson. Not … but, or Not but, only. [Obs. or Colloq.] Chaucer.
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Simba learned not to fear the past.

The scentence about “The Lion King”.

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