1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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'Aren't I?' or 'Are I Not?'
'Aren't I' was considered an error for much of the 20th century. These days, it's widely accepted. What happened?
a remote chance
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“Aren't.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aren%27t. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.
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