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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.

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So report that yesterday Hspotted enjoying a preskiing break with a BLOwho shan't be named.
The actor said: "I shan't be working this year and probably shan't be working ever again.
Henry Cooper, what a guy, A legend through and through, He will be forever missed By folk like me and you A thousand times I've spoken his name Over many a pint and a meal, But now I cannot find the words To express just how I feel He wasn't just a hero To people young and old, He wasn't just a gentleman With a lovely heart of gold, He was something extra special Who made us all feel proud, The kind of man you'd say Stood way out in the crowd The one thing that we shan't forget Is the night of sixty three, When he fought with heart and soul And brought Ali to his knees He gave the champ his money's worth And though the belt he was denied, To us he was the nation's champ Who filled our hearts with pride.
I promise you that I shan't look as you "flash your card".
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?' call, especially with Adele pregnant.
"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."
"But she shan't be in the same bill, or come into the theatre while he is here."