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no one

pron.
No person; nobody.

no′ one`


pron.
no person; not anyone: No one is home.
[1595–1605]
usage: See each.

no one

No one or nobody means 'not a single person', or 'not a single member of a particular group'. In British English, no one can also be written no-one. Nobody is always written as one word.

There is no difference in meaning between no one and nobody. However, nobody is more common in spoken English and no one is more common in written English.

You use a singular form of a verb with no one or nobody.

Everyone wants to be a hero, but no one wants to die.
Nobody knows where he is.

Be Careful!
You don't usually use any other negative word after no one or nobody. Don't say, for example, 'No one didn't come'. Say 'No one came'. Similarly, don't use 'no one' or 'nobody' as the object of a sentence which already has a negative word in it. Don't say, for example, 'We didn't see no one'. You say 'We didn't see anyone' or 'We didn't see anybody'.

You mustn't tell anyone.
He didn't trust anybody.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'of' after 'no one' or 'nobody'. Don't say, for example, 'No one of the children could speak French'. Say 'None of the children could speak French'.

None of the women will talk to me.
It was something none of us could possibly have guessed.
See none
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

no one

no-one
pronoun nobody, no man, not a soul Everyone wants to be a hero, but no one wants to die.

no one

pronoun
No person:
Translations
nikdo
ingen
ei kukaan
nitko
senki
enginn
誰も・・・ない
아무도 ... 않다(없다)
nemo
nimeni
ingen
ไม่มีใคร
không ai

no one

no-one [ˈnəʊwʌn] pron
(used without verb)personne
"Who's going with you?" - "No one." → "Qui t'accompagne?" - "Personne."
(used with verb)personne used with "ne"
There was no one in the office → Il n'y avait personne au bureau.
No-one likes him → Personne ne l'aime.

no one

لَا أَحَدَ nikdo ingen niemand κανείς nadie ei kukaan personne nitko nessuno 誰も・・・ない 아무도 ... 않다(없다) niemand ingen nikt ninguém никто ingen ไม่มีใคร hiç kimse không ai 没有人
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She ran to the window, to see if the master was not coming with his guest, but she saw no one, and went back to the fowls and thought:
But there is a government of another sort, in which men govern those who are their equals in rank, and freemen, which we call a political government, in which men learn to command by first submitting to obey, as a good general of horse, or a commander-in-chief, must acquire a knowledge of their duty by having been long under the command of another, and the like in every appointment in the army: for well is it said, no one knows how to command who has not himself been under command of another.
In most cases the sewing-machine was not used, the clocks were so worthless that they did not keep correct time--and if they had, in nine cases out of ten there would have been no one in the family who could have told the time of day--while the organ, of course, was rarely used for want of a person who could play upon it.
They are in London, where the King lives, and you go to them every day unless you are looking decidedly flushed, but no one has ever been in the whole of the Gardens, because it is so soon time to turn back.
A State, I said, arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants.
One would have thought that the moon had just appeared for the first time, and that no one had ever before caught a glimpse of her in the heavens.
But there was no one abroad, now-- not even a policeman.
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