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shall

When used in a contract, lease, mortgage, or statute, it means that the thing is required; it must be done.Shall implies a complete lack of discretion. Contrast with should.

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I shan't loose him till he promises to let the door alone," said Adam.
Why, maidy" (he frequently, with unconscious irony, gave her this pet name), "the prettiest milker I've got in my dairy; you mustn't get so fagged as this at the first breath of summer weather, or we shall be finely put to for want of 'ee by dog-days, shan't we, Mr Clare?
I shan't tell you if it's going to rile you, old fellow," was his reply.
No, that's a fact, I shan't be sorry for it, if I can get this crazy man to give up his scheme.
I've got a piece of news for you, Katharine," he said directly they sat down to table; "I shan't get my holiday in April.
But we have only to reach the turning and then we shan't go wrong.
I shan't be easy till we've got him out of the house.
I shan't send in my name--I shall announce myself as a person on business, and the first words I say to her will be these: "I come, my lady, to acknowledge the receipt of the money sent to Ferrari's widow.
I shan't, if you don't go and tell; but of course you will," added Polly, sitting still, while an anxious expression began to steal over her happy face.
I suppose it is to be under the cook; but I shan't wash dishes for anybody.
I shan't mind if Paul points at our house and says, 'There lives the girl who tried to catch me.
he said, and not waiting for an answer, he added: "I shan't be dining at home today, and I have got to go out directly.