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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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"It'll mean, too, I'm afraid, that I shan't be as free for a considerable time as I have been," he continued.
"Shan't we go on talking, and leave Swift for another time?
Keen as I am to impress my new pals at Fir Park, I shan't be contradicting our oddsmakers on this one.
Poetry publications include Kanama [Bleeding] (1974), Yeni Kus Bakisi [A New Bird's-Eye View] (1979), Olu Kitap [The Dead Book] (1983), Kuwe 'den Fill 'e [From Opinion to Action] (1993), Dil Oyunlari [Wordplays] (2002), Asia Yazamayacaksin O Siiri [You Shan't Ever Write That Poem of Yours] (2007), Baska Akd Pesinde [In Search of Another Mind-Set] (2013), Sifa He Taburcu [Cured and Discharged] (2018).
Referring to herself and husband Tim, her note told colleagues: "We shan't forget you and the humour of the job."
Now I've seen it in action, I shan't be parking anywhere without attaching it!
With those size fourteen Doc Martins, no we shan't forget Big Hec.
No interruptions, and no questions, mind." "No, I shan't ask nothing, and I shan't int'rupt.
Mr Arbuthnot added: "It's partly because I shan't be standing in the general election next year.
I shan't even comment on his idea of plants killing each other in a compost heap!
Like them in Parliament, and the Field Marshals in the War Office, I shan't be going, and neither will my grandson if I have anything to do with it.
The newspaper said that the White House decided not to implement this plan lest it should drift the USA into the Syrian conflict and in order that weapons shan't end up in "irresponsible" hands.