know nothing

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Noun1.know nothing - an ignorant personknow nothing - an ignorant person      
unskilled person - a person who lacks technical training
aliterate, aliterate person - a person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sources
illiterate, illiterate person, nonreader - a person unable to read
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We know nothing at all of Chaucer as a boy, nothing of where he went to school, nor do we know if he ever went to college.
All that, monsieur, passed more rapidly than I can tell it, and I know nothing more.
Even people whose lives have been made various by learning, sometimes find it hard to keep a fast hold on their habitual views of life, on their faith in the Invisible, nay, on the sense that their past joys and sorrows are a real experience, when they are suddenly transported to a new land, where the beings around them know nothing of their history, and share none of their ideas-- where their mother earth shows another lap, and human life has other forms than those on which their souls have been nourished.
In the meantime do nothing - know nothing when you see Mr.
And just look at these men: their eye saith it--they know nothing better on earth than to lie with a woman.