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Nil admirari is the motto of the Man of Taste in Building, where he is naturally at home.

The practical effect of this was nil, for there was no longer anything to enforce.

At Dover the dock-people had generously charged me “nil” for dues.

In this little paper let us keep to the text of nil nisi bonum.

Nil desperandum; keep up your courage, and all will go well.

When detached from the racecourse or the card-table, his command of language was nil.

And if these are not entirely satisfactory, the influence he can hope to wield will be nil.

Its philosophic value is not great, its scientific utility is nil.

Also, I discovered that their morality, where business was concerned, was nil.

The effect was nil; I felt nothing, either in my head or my feet.

WORD ORIGIN

"nothing," 1833, from Latin nil, contraction of nihil, nihilum "nothing, not at all; in vain," from ne- "not" (see un-) + hilum "small thing, trifle," of unknown origin.

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