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Don't be afraid to make a mistake. But make sure you don't make the same mistake twice.Akio Morita
- IPA: /ˈmeɪənt/
- 1841 — Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge, ch 40
- I mayn't have much head, master, but I’ve head enough to remember those that use me ill.
- 1861 — George Eliot, Silas Marner, ch 17
- "Now, father," said Nancy, "is there any call for you to go home to tea? Mayn't you just as well stay with us?--such a beautiful evening as it's likely to be."
- 1897 — Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, ch 9
- "Yes, we went to school in the sea, though you mayn't believe it——"
- 1914 — Saki, The Romancers
- You mayn't hardly believe it, but at the present moment I am absolutely without a farthing.
- 1930 — H. P. Lovecraft, Madusa's Coil
- I can't help about other people. But I surely would like to have a spot to stop till daylight. Still - if people don't relish this place, mayn't it be because it's getting so run-down?
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