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How to use no-nonsense in a sentence

My No. 4239 addressed to Maxwell and repeated to you was sent before receiving your telegram under reply.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
He was a new breed, that parson, a genuwine no-two-alike, come-one-in-a-box kind.
ALEC LLOYD, COWPUNCHERELEANOR GATES
A pupil had loaned money to a horse-dealer who lived at No. 715 of a certain street.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
"Look here, old man, this superstitious nonsense is becoming an obsession to you," it said one fine April morning.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
If you do not give up thinking and take to nonsense and novels, I shall be called to take you through a nervous fever.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
I don't want to hear any more of that nonsense, nor to have you, Dorothy, go searching for the place.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
Papa, can't I go to the zoologerical rooms to see the camomile fight the rhy-no-sir-ee-hoss?
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
On her hand was one large pustulous sore, which resembled that delinated in Plate No. 1.
AN INQUIRY INTO THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF THE VARIOLAE VACCINAEEDWARD JENNER
"If he would only read our books, and enter into poetry and delight in it; but it is all nonsense to him," said Ethel.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
If you were an only son, it might be your duty to stay; being one of many, 'tis nonsense to make a rout about parting with you.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO NO-NONSENSE

  • cold sober
  • composed
  • cool
  • cool as cucumber
  • decorous
  • deliberate
  • demure
  • dignified
  • dispassionate
  • earnest
  • grave
  • imperturbable
  • laid-back
  • no-nonsense
  • placid
  • proper
  • quiet
  • seemly
  • serene
  • serious
  • sober
  • solemn
  • somber
  • staid
  • steady
  • tranquil
  • unflappable
  • unruffled
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