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English Reference for demonai (でもない)

  1. Expression neither... nor... (with the implication that there are other "nor..." items)
  2. denying explicitly one thing and also denying implicitly other things as well
  3. not like (you), not (your) usual self
Example sentences
You are my equal; not my inferior or superior
Love is something that you can neither snatch away nor express
The trains are inconvenient and uncomfortable; in addition, they never run on time
We are never as happy or as unhappy as we imagine
The elder brother was living in a village and had grown neither rich nor poor
It's nobody's fault but yours. I'm determined to make you take the responsibility
Competition is neither good nor evil in itself
No one to blame but yourself
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