nihilist

[ nahy-uh-liz-uh m, nee- ]SEE DEFINITION OF nihilist

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You guessed rightly when you said that I am not a nihilist at heart.

I have already mentioned it as often given by a nihilist to one whom he believes may be one with him.

Then you never had such a thought until you knew I was a nihilist?

If I should become a nihilist, it would be to protect the emperor, not to betray your friends.

Was it the princess who informed you that Durnief was a nihilist?

Concerning the woman for whose sake he became a nihilist, he never spoke.

From a distance, and as an observer only, I have studied nihilism and the nihilist.

I have not yet told you why I am a nihilist, and that is what this story is for.

I am not now and have never been a nihilist in spirit, but it is true that I am one in fact.

This nihilist leader is a woman, and her name is Zara de Echeveria.

WORD ORIGIN

1836 in the religious or philosophical sense, from French nihiliste, from Latin nihil (see nihilism). In the Russian political sense, it is recorded from 1871. Related: Nihilistic.

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anarchist

nounperson who opposes the idea of government and laws
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