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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NOTHING

After this, nothing could restore the courtesy he had previously assumed.

I could tell it, if nothing else showed it, by the way in which she overdoes respectability.

But, to relieve your mind, nothing at all has really happened.

"Nothing, only you locked the door by mistake," said Ben, coolly.

"Nothing but a half loaf, and that's dry enough," muttered the stranger.

How frantic, as if all things were about to eventuate, remembering not that nothing ends.

The girls I know are taught painstakingly how to get a husband, but nothing of how to be a wife.

The voyage was more than half completed, and nothing of importance had occurred to mark it.

Haley had grasped him by the shoulder, and in his grasp the boy's strength was nothing.

Robert was nothing loth to stay, and resumed his place on the grass.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English naþing, naðinc, from nan "not one" (see none) + þing "thing" (see thing). Meaning "insignificant thing" is from c.1600. As an adverb from c.1200. As an adjective from 1961.

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