nought[ nawt ]SEE DEFINITION OF nought
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NOUGHT
Why should we tarry any longer to see everything moiled and set at nought?
I said nought to him, for I trow thou wouldst not have him know thy plight!
The castle is taken and on fire, the seneschal is slain, and there is nought left for us.
He took sabbatarianism as a type of the things that should be set at nought.
"But nought have I to pay thee with, good fellow," quoth the Tinker.
Sink me, if they shall fight with nought but cold water in them.'
We had best take our prisoner into camp, since we can do nought here.'
I rely upon your niece's truth and honour, and set your influence at nought.
And nought else did I feel or think, I lived but just enough to be a flower at your feet.
She then takes me to task for using the word "ought" instead of "nought."
Old English nowiht "nothing," variant of nawiht (see naught). Meaning "zero, cipher" is from early 15c. Expression for nought "in vain" is late 13c. To come to nought is from 1590s.