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shall

v. 1) an imperative command as in "you shall not kill." 2) in some statutes, "shall" is a direction but does not mean mandatory, depending on the context.

shall

verb as required will, by compulsion will, by imperative will, mandatorily will, obligatorily will
Associated concepts: shall be lawful, shall be legal, shall beeome, shall give, shall have, shall not, shall perform, shall work
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In a June interview with the Muslim Brotherhood's Ikhwanweb news service, ElBaradei said, "If the people really want me to be a candidate, I shan't let them down.
I'm really glad I decided to come out, as it was very last minute and a 'Shall I or shan't I?
I shan't repeat it, but it was based around the fact that Hitler only had one testicle," Branagh added.
I shan't be putting any more business their way and neither will any of my family.
The democratic process is newsworthy, sure, but there's another event going on that shan't be overlooked -- It's New York Fashion Week
But I shan't go back to flying as much as I did before.
Sitting alone gazing at the cirque forming the head of the glacier was an experience I shan't forget; no mountain scene has impressed me more deeply.
An evil genius creates purple flames in the book that are the color of regular fire in the film - and there are more differences in the climax, which we shan't spoil here.
That's all very well for a joke; but my wife shan't play with a nigger.
We shan't begrudge the editor his glossary, however; only, please, let the most Viennese of all slang, Watschen [slap in the face], not be misspelled as Waschen, which is at once orthographically incorrect and culturally misleading.
No place on earth I'd rather be, each other we shan't leave.
If it closes shan't volunteer because there no one volunteer MARY "I enjoy it very much and have been going there for a year and drive families around occasionally.