Twice. Somethings Can't Be Taken Back. Add to Custom List. Add to My Collection. AllMusic Rating. User Ratings (0). Your Rating. A double negative is a construction occurring when two forms of grammatical negation are used in the same sentence. Multiple negation is the more general. Negative doesn't necessarily mean that something is bad or that you have a negative attitude. The double negative is being used for comedic effect. Bimonthly can refer to something happening “every two months” or “twice a month. Semimonthly is generally taken as “twice a month,” as if it cuts the. Double negatives are two negative words used in the same sentence. Remember that "positive" here refers to stating what something is, whereas "negative". 1: to become different some things never change 5: to shift one's means of conveyance: transfer on the bus trip he had to change twice. Once bitten, twice shy definition is - —used to mean that a person who has failed or been hurt when trying to do something is careful or fearful about doing. A dime a dozen, Something common, as part of a sentence Bite off more than you can chew, Take on a project that you cannot finish, as part of a sentence. [transitive, intransitive] (not usually used in the progressive tenses) to have It was better than I thought possible. think somebody/something + noun I. Murphy's Fifth Law: If anything simply cannot go wrong, it will anyway. longer than expected; a carefully planned project will only take twice as long.