nothing but


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Translations
لا شَيْء سِوى أنّه
nic než
intet andet end
ekkert nema, bara
nič iné len

nothing

(ˈnaθiŋ) pronoun
no thing; not anything. There was nothing in the cupboard; I have nothing new to say.
noun
the number 0; nought. The final score was five – nothing (= 5 – 0).
adverb
not at all. He's nothing like his father.
ˈnothingness noun
the state of being nothing or of not existing; emptiness.
come to nothing
to fail. His plans came to nothing.
for nothing
1. free; without payment. I'll do that job for you for nothing.
2. without result; in vain. I've been working on this book for six years, and all for nothing!
have nothing to do with
1. to avoid completely. After he came out of prison, many of his friends would have nothing to do with him.
2. (also be nothing to do with) to be something that a person ought not to be interested in. This letter has/is nothing to do with you.
make nothing of
not to understand. I can make nothing of this letter.
mean nothing to
not to be understandable to. These mathematical figures mean nothing to me.
next to nothing
almost nothing. The child was wearing next to nothing.
nothing but
just; only. The fellow's nothing but a fool!
nothing doing!
an expression used to show a strong or emphatic refusal. `Would you like to go to the meeting instead of me?' `Nothing doing!'
there is nothing to it
it is easy. You'll soon see how to do this job – there's nothing to it!
think nothing of
not to consider difficult, unusual etc. My father thought nothing of walking 8 kilometres to school when he was a boy.
to say nothing of
as well as; and in addition. When her mother comes to stay with us, she brings all her clothes with her, to say nothing of her three dogs.
References in classic literature ?
She had tried poor Dinah by returning again and again to the question, why she must go away; and refusing to accept reasons, which seemed to her nothing but whim and "contrairiness"; and still more, by regretting that she "couldna' ha' one o' the lads" and be her daughter.
We're just going to talk straight out in meeting--the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
A canting, lie-loving, fact-hating, scribbling, chattering, wealth-hunting, pleasure-hunting, celebrity-hunting mob, that, having lost the fear of hell, and not replaced it by the love of justice, cares for nothing but the lion's share of the wealth wrung by threat of starvation from the hands of the classes that create it.