Definition of shall
- you shall go
- it shall be unlawful to carry firearms
- we shall have to be ready
- we shall see
- when shall we expect you
- they shall not pass
- he to England shall along with you
- —William Shakespeare
you shall do as I say
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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