To set at naught

Related to To set at naught: set at nought
to treat as of no account; to disregard; to despise; to defy; to treat with ignominy.
- Prov. i. 25.

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To remain in the tent until she should be discovered would be to set at naught all that she had risked to gain her freedom, and so with stealthy step and every sense alert she approached the back of the tent to set out upon the first stage of her adventure.
In short, the magnifying influence of fear began to set at naught the calculations of reason, and to render those who should have remembered their manhood, the slaves of the basest passions.