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"Gainsay who dare"

Posted by R. Berg on June 11, 2003

In Reply to: "Gainsay who dare" posted by EE on June 11, 2003

: "Gainsay who dare" is the family motto of the protagonist in Stone Angel by Canadian author Margaret Laurence. What is the meaning of "Gainsay who dare"?

"Gainsay" = 1. To declare false; to deny. 2. To be contrary to; oppose; contradict" (American Heritage Dictionary).

"Gainsay who dare" = "Oppose me (us) if you dare to."