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absolutely nothing
▪ Jim knew absolutely nothing about the business when he joined the firm.
anything/nothing untoward
▪ I walked past but didn’t notice anything untoward.
anything/nothing/something particular
▪ I had nothing particular planned.
anything/something/nothing special
▪ Are you doing anything special for Christmas?
apropos of nothing (=not relating to anything previously mentioned)
▪ Apropos of nothing, he suddenly asked me if I liked cats!
be worth nothing/not be worth anything
▪ It’s a very old machine so I shouldn’t think it’s worth anything.
betrayed nothing (=showed no emotion)
▪ His face betrayed nothing.
came to nothing
▪ All those years of studying, and in the end it all came to nothing.
count for nothing
▪ His overseas results count for nothing.
do nothing for sb (=used to say that particular clothes, colours etc do not suit someone)
▪ I liked the dress but it did nothing for me.
do nothing for sth (=not have a good effect on something)
▪ Being apart for so long did nothing for our relationship.
do something/nothing/anything
▪ He lay on the sofa and did nothing all day.
had nothing on
▪ Jimmy had nothing on but his socks.
had nothing to offer
▪ He felt he had nothing to offer her that she wanted.
have nothing against (=have no reason to dislike them)
▪ I have nothing against foreigners .
have nothing better to do
▪ Have you got nothing better to do than sit there playing that silly game?
have nothing but admiration for sb (=have a lot of admiration for someone)
▪ I have nothing but admiration for his work.
have nothing but praise for sb/sth (=praise them a lot, especially when they have had to deal with a difficult situation)
▪ Passengers had nothing but praise for the pilot.
have nothing to lose but your pride/reputation etc
▪ The working class has nothing to lose but its chains.disadvantages, restrictions etc.
have something/anything/nothing to say
▪ He usually has something to say about just about everything.
have something/nothing to eat (=eat something/nothing)
▪ We’ll leave after we’ve had something to eat.
have/feel/show etc nothing but contempt
▪ The public should have nothing but contempt for bad journalism.
knew nothing of
▪ She knew nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
like/love/enjoy nothing better (than)
▪ She likes nothing better than a nice long walk along the beach.
little or nothing (=almost nothing)
▪ He knew little or nothing about fixing cars.
meant nothing to (=I was not familiar with it)
▪ He said his name was ‘Randall’ but it meant nothing to me .
meant nothing (=it was not important)
▪ Time meant nothing to me while I was travelling.
nothing else mattered
▪ At last she was with the man she loved and nothing else mattered.
nothing fancy
▪ I just want a basic sports coat – nothing fancy.
nothing in common
▪ four women with almost nothing in common
nothing like enough
▪ This will be nothing like enough money.
nothing like (=not at all like)
▪ He looked nothing like the man in the police photograph.
nothing remotely resembling sth (=nothing at all like something or as good as something)
▪ Nothing remotely resembling a cure has been found.
nothing to be ashamed of
▪ Everyone cries sometimes – it’s nothing to be ashamed of.
nothing to get excited about (=not very good or special)
▪ The food was nothing to get excited about.
nothing unusual
▪ There is nothing unusual about the arrangement.
nothing/no one/nowhere in particular
▪ ‘What did you want?’ ‘Oh, nothing in particular.’
not/nothing much
▪ ‘What are you doing?’ ‘Oh, not much, really.’
▪ There’s nothing much we can do to help.
resemble nothing so much as sth (=look or seem rather like something)
▪ The building resembled nothing so much as giant beehive.
say something/anything/nothing
▪ I was about to say something to him when he looked up and smiled.
something/anything/nothing suspicious
▪ Call the police if you see anything suspicious.
something/nothing is wrong
▪ It was four whole days before anyone even noticed something was wrong.
something/nothing/anything happens
▪ Something terrible has happened.
▪ She carried on as if nothing had happened.
something/nothing/everything goes wrong
▪ If something goes wrong with your machine, you can take it back to the dealer.
sth is nothing short of a miracle (=it is extremely unexpected and you are very pleased about it)
▪ What has happened is nothing short of a miracle.
suspect something/nothing/anything
▪ He never suspected anything.
there is something/nothing sinister about sb/sth
▪ There was something sinister about Mr Scott’s death.
there is something/nothing wrong
▪ There’s something wrong with this yogurt.
there’s nothing to stop sb (from) doing sth
▪ There’s nothing to stop you applying for the job yourself.
there’s nothing worse than ...
▪ There’s nothing worse than lending something and not getting it back.
whispering sweet nothings
▪ a couple whispering sweet nothings to each other
be nothing/little short of sth
▪ First, I would strongly advise other CEOs to follow our experience because the results stood to be nothing short of spectacular.
▪ It is little short of tragic that she has been cut off, while still at the peak of her singing power.
▪ The 18 tracks of the new record are so dizzyingly dexterous, the live show should be nothing short of amazing.
▪ The city hopes to attract around 3.5 million visitors annually, but last year's figures were little short of disastrous.
▪ The quality of sound via these outputs is nothing short of amazing.
▪ The result is nothing short of brilliant and has met with raves in all the glossy industry mags.
▪ This is nothing short of a scandal.
▪ What they envision is nothing short of a new corporate structure, in which accounting and other functions are outsourced.
be on a hiding to nothing
▪ But he was on a hiding to nothing really.
▪ Time was never called and the tide was soon to discover it was on a hiding to nothing.
have (got) nothing on sb/sth
▪ Another time she seemed to have nothing on under a grass skirt as she danced on a mirrored floor.
▪ He realized she must have nothing on.
▪ She seemed to have nothing on underneath, which made the wheel in my stomach behave in an entirely crazy fashion.
▪ When it comes to conniving, deceptive control freaks, ex-boyfriends have nothing on record companies.
▪ Where that girl is concerned I have nothing on my conscience.
have nothing to lose
▪ As the underdog here, they have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
▪ But you have nothing to lose - your life was being made a misery anyway.
▪ For a meeting or two, they have nothing to lose.
▪ If you are not sure whether you will be entitled to benefit, remember that you have nothing to lose by applying.
▪ The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains.
▪ You have nothing to lose but your monotony.
▪ You have nothing to lose by taking action in the small claims court.
▪ You have nothing to lose by trying out possible futures for size-it just requires an imaginative leap.
have nothing/not much/a lot etc going for sb/sth
is nothing sacred?
▪ Look at how those girls are dressed! Is nothing sacred anymore?
▪ Some countries operate five-year plans but there is nothing sacred about this length of time.
it's all or nothing
▪ The deal is all or nothing.
▪ It's all or nothing and being strong enough to take the flak if things go wrong.
▪ It's all or nothing with her.
leave little/nothing to the imagination
▪ His creation left nothing to the imagination.
▪ Plastics - that here leave little to the imagination - were widely used in fashion.
look/feel etc like nothing on earth
next to nothing
▪ I learned next to nothing at school - the teachers were awful.
▪ It costs next to nothing to go to an afternoon movie.
▪ My parents know next to nothing about the men I date.
▪ Phil earns next to nothing.
▪ The company's profits climbed from next to nothing to $6 million in just two years.
▪ A drive down Highway 880, past the Coliseum complex, reveals next to nothing new.
▪ For he was obliged now to concentrate on what he was doing, even if it was next to nothing.
▪ I know next to nothing about Belinda, but I must ask him how she died.
▪ It was nuts-and-bolts work, with a salary next to nothing, but he was prepared to bear the sacrifices.
▪ Its high rise flats are steeped in monotonous poverty: families survive on next to nothing, heroin is a hard currency.
▪ We know next to nothing about philosophy thanks to television, but lots about the nocturnal habits of cute animals.
no ... /nothing on earth
▪ But at the time, with my dad as he was, there might have been no such place on earth.
▪ Further, no nation on Earth presently has the ability to launch manned lunar missions.
▪ Gazza's goal convinced Maradona there is no greater player on earth than the irrepressible Geordie.
▪ No city on earth is quite like it.
▪ No nation on earth takes greater pride in its moral heritage than the United States.
▪ Obviously I couldn't mime to a voice of seventeen years ago, no way on earth!
▪ Oh no ... what on earth was there to cry for?
▪ There is no excitement on earth like it.
not want for sth/want for nothing
nothing better
▪ Analysts in Harare believe Mr Mugabe would like nothing better than the chance to declare a nationwide state of emergency.
▪ For sleeping there is nothing better than cotton.
▪ He had nothing better to do.
▪ I should have remembered: our new management likes nothing better than doing things on the cheap.
▪ Learn to tie it and you will realise there is nothing better.
▪ Rowland moves outside the establishment - in fact, he likes nothing better than upsetting it.
▪ The reporters, oddly enough, just happen to be sitting there in the line of fire with nothing better to do.
▪ With nothing better to do, Billy shuffled in their direction.
nothing could be further from the truth
▪ A lot of people think soufflés are hard to make. Nothing could be further from the truth.
▪ They say he is a spy, but nothing could be further from the truth.
nothing could be further from the truth
nothing could be/is further from sb's mind/thoughts
nothing daunted
▪ Naturally adventurous, she loved the life in Abyssinia, where nothing daunted her.
nothing less than sth
▪ The change in Bob's behavior has been nothing less than a miracle.
▪ He is aware that what he is involved in now is nothing less than Thatcherite self-help.
▪ It is nothing less than an opportunity to save or change the world.
▪ It is nothing less than national economic and social suicide.
▪ The result, and the acceptance of it, is nothing less than an outrage.
▪ There is nothing less than a cultural cover-up about depression in men.
▪ They had stumbled in upon what was quite clearly nothing less than a pagan sacrifice.
▪ This gave her hope, for it was nothing less than a re-birth that Maggie was aiming for.
nothing like
▪ All of these are useful, and collectively they offer nothing like enough.
▪ But she's nothing like her character in real-life.
▪ But the 1870s were not the 1370s, and amid rapid industrialization, apprenticeship was nothing like it once was.
▪ I have heard of three deaths during rugby matches in the seven years I have been secretary, but nothing like this.
▪ It was nothing like the life I wanted.
▪ Myddle parish saw nothing like the same rapid turnover of personnel.
▪ Straitlaced Amos, for example, was less stereotypical than his pals, and Sapphire spoke nothing like her husband.
▪ The zone blitz can fluster an offense because it looks nothing like a conventional blitz.
nothing of the sort
▪ But nothing of the sort happens.
▪ In practice, of course, he does nothing of the sort.
▪ It sounds unkind, but nothing of the sort was ever remotely true of Borg.
▪ Kiki was a Garbo fanatic and looked on herself as a femme fatale even though she was nothing of the sort.
▪ Maggie expected him to look annoyed but he did nothing of the sort.
▪ So far, Holly says, he has seen nothing of the sort.
▪ This is nothing of the sort.
▪ Uncle Allen remembered nothing of the sort.
nothing succeeds like success
▪ Initially nothing succeeds like success: but eventually success exceeds itself, and decline and despondency set in.
nothing to worry about
▪ It's just a simple check-up. There's nothing to worry about.
▪ You're a bright girl, and you've got nothing to worry about, as long as you finish all your assignments.
▪ As long as those trousers were still in circulation, I felt sure there was nothing to worry about.
▪ Bland reassurances came from the officials in charge of the spraying, who said there was nothing to worry about.
▪ But Mel still insisted they had nothing to worry about.
▪ I can reassure you that your sexy dreams are nothing to worry about.
▪ Nine times out of ten, using this tactic, you discover that there's nothing to worry about.
▪ There was nothing to worry about: if there had been, the fuzz would have come in with a warrant.
▪ You can then realistically reassure yourself that you have nothing to worry about.
▪ You have nothing to worry about.
nothing to write home about
▪ Jim and Marcia's new house is nothing to write home about.
▪ A few long-range efforts, but nothing to write home about.
▪ Three, it is nothing to write home about ... Home ... What's the first thing you remember?
nothing ventured, nothing gained
nothing/anything of the kind
▪ But nothing of the kind has happened.
▪ Even apparent moves by the regime to resolve the crisis turn out on closer inspection to be nothing of the kind.
▪ However, we have done nothing of the kind!
▪ In reality, of course, Pooley had done nothing of the kind.
▪ It's possible that I might have, but I can assure you I did nothing of the kind.
▪ It does nothing of the kind.
▪ Of course, nothing of the kind turns up.
▪ She had denied anything of the kind to the police but it was real enough.
nothing/no one can touch sb/sth
sth has much/little/nothing to recommend it
▪ The hotel has little except price to recommend it.
▪ An alternative approach-optical fibre - has much to recommend it.
▪ As such, it has much to recommend it.
▪ But in terms of an effective solution the voting method has little to recommend it.
▪ In principle this format has much to recommend it, but in this case the practice has not been successful.
▪ It is plain that, in the long run, the gentle art of compromise has much to recommend it.
▪ Nevertheless, the principle of chisel ploughing has much to recommend it in the right conditions.
▪ Such a way of proceeding has much to recommend it, but scant progress has been made in that direction.
▪ This cooperative family decision-making has much to recommend it.
stick at nothing
sweet nothings
▪ He whispered sweet nothings in her ear while they danced.
▪ How musical the river and how charming the trees whispering sweet nothings as we pass!
▪ Ned appeared to be whispering sweet nothings in her ear but his attentions were being met with a stony silence!
▪ The bed was comfortable and so large you had to shout sweet nothings.
there is little/nothing to choose between sth
▪ Both make-ups can be available at the same time and, so far as value goes, there is nothing to choose between them.
▪ But there is little to choose between the two in terms of overall performance.
there's nothing like
▪ There's nothing like Mom's chicken soup.
▪ And there's nothing like a conversation when you smoke.
▪ Facing page: there's nothing like a brew to soothe aching limbs but where's the Kendal Mint cake?
▪ No, there's nothing like a good laugh to make you feel better about yourself.
▪ Second team or not, however, there's nothing like the first century.
▪ When the weather's good there's nothing like a luxurious dessert to give a special menu a final flourish.
think nothing of doing sth
▪ He'd think nothing of checking up on a fellow's credentials.
▪ He thought nothing of playing in ten or eleven consecutive events.
▪ He would think nothing of walking up and hugging you.
▪ I thought nothing of it, just that whoever closed the house up had overlooked it.
▪ She just found it hard to be owned by customers; men especially thought nothing of appraising her through her clothes.
▪ The Human Piranha, a Harvard graduate, thought nothing of it.
▪ They have been in the middle of war and think nothing of hearing shooting all round them.
▪ When she was young enough to travel alone and think nothing of it.
think nothing of sth
▪ He'd think nothing of checking up on a fellow's credentials.
▪ He thought nothing of playing in ten or eleven consecutive events.
▪ He would think nothing of walking up and hugging you.
▪ I thought nothing of it, just that whoever closed the house up had overlooked it.
▪ She just found it hard to be owned by customers; men especially thought nothing of appraising her through her clothes.
▪ The Human Piranha, a Harvard graduate, thought nothing of it.
▪ They have been in the middle of war and think nothing of hearing shooting all round them.
▪ When she was young enough to travel alone and think nothing of it.
to say nothing of sth
▪ A bounced check will cost you $25 or more, to say nothing of your credit rating.
▪ Getting in would be hazardous; to say nothing of getting out, but it was his only chance.
▪ He asks her to say nothing of what occurred, agreeing that it must have been Grace Poole whom she heard.
▪ He brought to the job a number of attractive qualities, to say nothing of an imposing physical presence.
▪ It is not easy, to say nothing of being undignified, to strip off a jumper in front of an audience!
▪ It would clearly be far too expensive to repeat every investigation carried out by the police, to say nothing of delays.
▪ Long-term strategy, and the opportunities of broadcasting, to say nothing of priorities, politics and ethics.
what's the matter?/something's the matter/nothing's the matter etc
will/would stop at nothing (to do sth)
▪ Clearly, Franco would stop at nothing to retain his hegemonic position.
▪ Detectives are hunting three masked raiders who they believe will stop at nothing.
▪ Luke Calder was a coolly calculating, ruthless man who would stop at nothing to get where or what he wanted.
▪ Robert Sheldrake is an unscrupulous man who will stop at nothing to get this practice.
▪ "What did you say?" "Oh, nothing."
Nothing ever happens around here.
▪ I have nothing to wear to the wedding.
▪ I never said nothing about taking you swimming.
▪ It's nothing, just a scratch.
▪ No, there's nothing wrong, I'm all right.
▪ The kids were complaining there was nothing to do.
▪ There's nothing in this box.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Nothing \Noth"ing\, n. [From no, a. + thing.]

  1. Not anything; no thing (in the widest sense of the word thing); -- opposed to anything and something.

    Yet had his aspect nothing of severe.

  2. Nonexistence; nonentity; absence of being; nihility; nothingness.

  3. A thing of no account, value, or note; something irrelevant and impertinent; something of comparative unimportance; utter insignificance; a trifle.

    Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought.
    --Is. xli. 2

  4. 'T is nothing, says the fool; but, says the friend, This nothing, sir, will bring you to your end. --Dryden. 4. (Arith.) A cipher; naught. Nothing but, only; no more than. --Chaucer. To make nothing of.

    1. To make no difficulty of; to consider as trifling or important. ``We are industrious to preserve our bodies from slavery, but we make nothing of suffering our souls to be slaves to our lusts.''

    2. Not to understand; as, I could make nothing of what he said.


Nothing \Noth"ing\, adv. In no degree; not at all; in no wise.

Adam, with such counsel nothing swayed.

The influence of reason in producing our passions is nothing near so extensive as is commonly believed.

Nothing off (Naut.), an order to the steersman to keep the vessel close to the wind.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English naþing, naðinc, from nan "not one" (see none) + þing "thing" (see thing). Meaning "insignificant thing" is from c.1600. As an adverb from c.1200. As an adjective from 1961.


adv. (context archaic English) Not at all; in no way. n. 1 Something trifling, or of no consequence or importance. 2 A trivial remark (especially in the term (term: sweet nothings)). 3 A nobody (insignificant person). pron. Not any thing; no thing.

  1. n. a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it" [syn: nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip]

  2. a nonexistent thing [syn: nonentity]


adv. in no way; to no degree; "he looks nothing like his father"


Nothing is a pronoun denoting the absence of anything. Nothing is a pronoun associated with nothingness. In nontechnical uses, nothing denotes things lacking importance, interest, value, relevance, or significance. Nothingness is the state of being nothing, the state of nonexistence of anything, or the property of having nothing.

Nothing (Meshuggah album)

Nothing is the fourth album by Swedish metal band Meshuggah, originally released in 2002. The album entered the Billboard 200 chart at number 165, slightly higher than the band's following effort, Catch Thirtythree.

A last-minute decision to join 2002's Ozzfest tour forced the band to mix the album in two days and to master it in one. It was re-mastered for a new re-release with re-recorded guitars in 2006.

Nothing (disambiguation)

Nothing is the concept of the absence of anything.

Nothing or The Nothing may also refer to:

  • Zero, the mathematical concept of the quantity of things in "nothing"
  • The empty set, the mathematical concept of the collection of things represented by "nothing"
  • Nothing (film), a 2003 Canadian film directed by Vincenzo Natali
  • Nothing, Arizona, an unincorporated (now abandoned) settlement in Mohave County, Arizona, U.S.
  • nothing, an English indefinite pronoun
  • Null, a value that a variable of nullable type in a computer program can take
Nothing (film)

Nothing is a 2003 Canadian philosophical comedy-drama film directed by Vincenzo Natali. It stars David Hewlett and Andrew Miller.

Nothing (EP)

Nothing is the second EP released by Diatribe.

Nothing (Dwight Yoakam song)

"Nothing" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Dwight Yoakam. It was released in October 1995 as the first single from the album Gone. The song reached #20 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song was written by Yoakam and Kostas.

Nothing (N.E.R.D album)

Nothing is the fourth studio album by American funk rock band N.E.R.D, released November 2, 2010 on Star Trak Entertainment and Interscope Records in the United States. On October 17, 2010, the standard edition and the deluxe edition of the album became available for pre-order on iTunes.

Nothing (The Script song)

"Nothing" is a song by Irish pop rock band The Script from their second studio album, Science & Faith. The song was released as the second single on 19 November 2010. It was written and produced by Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, Steve Kipner, and Andrew Frampton. The song charted at number 15 in Ireland, and at number 42 in the United Kingdom. In the US, the song debuted at #89 at the Billboard Hot 100, then rose to #73 the following week, #53 on its third week, before landing on to #39, on its fifth week. It later peaked at #32.

Nothing (band)

Nothing is an American rock band that formed in 2011. The band signed to Relapse Records and released its debut album Guilty of Everything in March 2014. The band announced their follow up LP, Tired of Tomorrow, to be released May 13, 2016.

Nothing (Janet Jackson song)

"Nothing" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Janet Jackson. It was released on March 23, 2010 by A&M Records and So So Def Recordings as a soundtrack single from the film Why Did I Get Married Too?, which starred Jackson. The song was later included on Jackson's compilation album Icon: Number Ones. It was written by Jackson, Johntá Austin, Bryan-Michael Cox and Jermaine Dupri and produced by Jackson, Cox, and Dupri. Initially titled "Trust in Me", the song was written about the different character's personas and emotions in the film.

"Nothing" received mostly positive reviews from music critics, who praised it as "classic pop", and noted that it was possibly influenced by her brother Michael Jackson's recent death. Despite the fact that it was not officially released to radio formats for airplay, the song managed to achieve moderate rotation on adult contemporary and jazz formats. A music video for the song was directed by Tim Palen and premiered in April 2010. Jackson performed "Nothing" on the ninth season finale of American Idol and on the Essence Music Festival, which Jackson headlined.

Nothing (A song)

"Nothing" is the first single by rock band A released from their album Hi-Fi Serious. It reached number nine in the UK Singles Chart; to date, A's highest charting single. During the promotion of the single, the band appeared on Top of The Pops and the Pepsi Chart Show.

The promotional video for Nothing was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, mostly around the Artscape Theatre Centre formerly known as the Nico Malan theatre complex, and features extras dressed in the same clothes as each band member - complete with band member masks - to create the illusion that there are hundreds of duplicates of the band.

"Nothing" is arguably the heaviest A single, marking something of a departure from the band's usual melodic pop-punk. It is track 1 on the album Hi-Fi Serious. A live version appears on the live album, Rockin' Like Dokken.

Nothing (A Chorus Line song)

Nothing is a song from the musical A Chorus Line. It is sung by the Hispanic character Diana.

Nothing (opera)

Nothing is a two act opera by the British composer David Bruce to a libretto by Glyn Maxwell, based on the award-winning book of the same name by Janne Teller.

The opera was co-commissioned by the Royal Opera House, London, and Glyndebourne. The original production, directed by Bijan Sheibani, premiered at Glyndebourne in February 2016, featuring Glyndebourne Youth Opera and Southbank Sinfonia. The performances were conducted by Sian Edwards.

Usage examples of "nothing".

The conflict, grown beyond the scope of original plans, had become nothing less than a fratricidal war between the young king and the Count of Poitou for the succession to the Angevin empire, a ghastly struggle in which Henry was obliged to take a living share, abetting first one and then the other of his furious sons.

I am to kill him over again, there is nothing for it but our abiding with him for the next few hours at least.

This was nothing unusual, however, so Mary simply broke through the ice and began her morning ablutions, gratefully noticing that gentle movement reduced the soreness in her wrists.

The cooking, I can tell you, kept her nose to the pot, and even if there was nothing in it, even if there was no pot, she had to keep watching that it came aboil just the same.

The snowflakes had become fine and dry, almost like bits of ice, and they seemed to be abrading the world, smoothing it the way that sandpaper smoothed wood, until eventually there would be no peaks and valleys, nothing but a featureless, highly polished plain as far as anyone could see.

Suddenly, Abrim wanted nothing so much as to exit this gleaming sterile bubble and get back to his crowded, cluttered ship.

A forensic team abseils down the cliff and scours the area but finds nothing more than a few small strips of clothing.

Nothing had prepared her for parenthood by herself, and even more tragic, Nothing had prepared her for the abusive relationship inherent in being married to an alcoholic.

The duration of the siege has done nothing to abate the groundswell of support for Abies in and around this tiny Northwestern hamlet.

If, in adopting the Constitution, nothing was done but acceding to a compact, nothing would seem necessary, in order to break it up, but to secede from the same compact.

I asked about him before accepting the invitation, and I heard nothing but good.

Sir John Fenwick, Smith, and Cook, to say nothing of the corroborative evidence of Goodman, establish beyond doubt that you were accessorily, though perhaps not actively, guilty of high treason--at this period, I say, there can be little doubt that if you were brought to trial--that is, in the course of next week, as I have heard it rumoured--the result would be fatal, such, in short, as we should all deplore.

Epicurus, atoms be the cause of all things and that life be nothing else but an accidentary confusion of things, and death nothing else, but a mere dispersion and so of all other things: what doest thou trouble thyself for?

If it achieved nothing else, humanism brought about the emancipation of the artist, a development that is still very much with us.

I can assure you that the friend, to whom we will give a spectacle worthy of Paphos and Amathos, shall see or hear nothing likely to make him suppose that I am acquainted with his secret.