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Definitions of "nothing"

  • No thing; not anything: The box contained nothing. I've heard nothing about it. pronoun
  • No part; no portion: Nothing remains of the old house but the cellar hole. pronoun
  • One of no consequence, significance, or interest: The new nonsmoking policy is nothing to me. pronoun
  • Something that has no existence. noun
  • Something that has no quantitative value; zero: a score of two to nothing. noun
  • One that has no substance or importance; a nonentity: "A nothing is a dreadful thing to hold onto” ( Edna O'Brien). noun
  • Insignificant or worthless: "the utterly nothing role of a wealthy suitor” ( Bosley Crowther). adjective
  • In no way or degree; not at all: She looks nothing like her sister. adverb
  • for nothing Free of charge. idiom
  • for nothing To no avail: all that trouble for nothing. idiom
  • for nothing For no reason: fired him for nothing. idiom
  • in nothing flat In very little time; very quickly. idiom
  • nothing doing Informal Certainly not. idiom
  • Not any thing; no thing. pronoun
  • An absence of anything, including empty space, brightness, darkness, matter, or a vacuum. pronoun
  • Anything pronoun
  • Something trifling, or of no consequence or importance noun
  • A trivial remark (especially in the term sweet nothings) noun
  • A nobody (insignificant person) noun

The word "nothing" in example sentences

But nothing, absolutely *nothing* about Crowe's character throughout the movie convinced me that he was the person who would, at the very last minute, turn on a dime, shoot down his own gang and then throw himself in jail out of some weird sense of nobility.. [3:10 to Yuma]

Their music makes me feel so good that I did exercise to it, and nothing, *nothing* makes me want to do exercise.. [12th January '03]

However, upon reading further I discovered Joe ¨don´t know nothing about nothing¨ Lelyveld will return.. [Eschaton]

He had a job to do and nothing, _nothing, would keep him from doing it to the best of his ability.. [Sweet Anger]

But until that day I will have nothing to do with you, _nothing_.. [Leonie of the Jungle]

It informs us in all the duties of life, piety to our parents, faith to our friends, charity to the miserable, judgment in counsel; it gives us _peace_, by _fearing_ nothing, and _riches_, by _coveting nothing_.. [Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life]

"Cuthbert is nothing to me -- _nothing_ -- compared with you, Wyvis.". [A True Friend A Novel]

Mr. Ruskin bade men "go to Nature in all singleness of heart, and walk with her laboriously and trustingly, having no other thought but how best to penetrate her meaning, _rejecting nothing, selecting nothing and scorning nothing_;" and Mr. Hamerton was literally obeying him when he exiled himself for five years in a hut on an island in a bleak Scotch lake to learn faithfully to portray the shores of that single lake.. [Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878]

In fine, The Gentry are very Rich, live of all Men the most careless and contented Lives, keeping the Poor as Drudges and Slaves for them; and as it is said of the Tyrant _Polycrates_, _Have nothing to trouble them, but that they are troubled with nothing_.. [The School of Recreation (1684 edition) Or, The Gentlemans Tutor, to those Most Ingenious Exercises of Hunting, Racing, Hawking, Riding, Cock-fighting, Fowling, Fishing]

That is the sting of it, that in the vast drifting of the cosmic weather, though many a jewelled shore appears, and many an enchanted cloud-bank floats away, long lingering ere it be dissolved -- even as our world now lingers for our joy -- yet when these transient products are gone, nothing, absolutely _nothing_ remains.. [Human Traits and their Social Significance]

As things were, there was nothing else to be done, _nothing_.. [Afterwards]

She tried to think of all the things that were still hers, the garden, the watch-bracelet, the leisure, the pretty gowns -- but nothing, _nothing_ seemed of any consequence beside the fact that -- she had not kissed Allan good-night!. [The Rose-Garden Husband]

You are a clever man, but you know nothing of a woman's heart -- nothing -- _nothing_ -- if seeing me, hearing me, knowing, as you do know, what I risk, you can doubt that I speak the truth.. [The Devil Doctor]

The quality of genius was an education almost ultimate, for one touched there the limits of the human mind on that side; but one could only receive; one had nothing to give, —nothing even to offer.. [Foes or Friends (1862)]

But, you see, the best hand in the world’ll not get you a better place than a copying-clerk’s, if you know nothing of book-keeping, —nothing of accounts.. [V. Tom Applies His Knife to the Oyster. Book III—The Downfall]

It was now that Minister Malden cried from the doorway: "That is nothing, Yen Sin -- _nothing_ -- when you think of _me_!". [The Best Short Stories of 1917 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story]

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@FastRunning: "Lighter doesn’t mean faster but being healthy does! Nothing positive comes out of starving yourself, it only leads to com…


@BernieSanders: Today massive, profitable corporations like Amazon are paying nothing in federal income taxes and that must stop now. Y…


@razzi_parks: If you earned R100, you pay R33 income tax. You are left with R67. You buy R67 worth of fuel, pay 48% of taxes and levies…


I’m of the opinion that nothing will change until the Liberal government is gone.


@_tyblue: If you listen to nothing but trap music all day everyday you not qualified to tell me the music I like is “wack” foh …

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Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing. (Lao Tzu)
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