naught


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Related to naught: nought, sought
See: nullity
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Tut, tut," said the Sheriff, "'tis naught but a trade.
There was naught to keep me from that balcony now, and with a long, running leap I sprang far aloft until my hands grasped its lowest sill.
Refuse and naught can save you; for, though the way to the last stronghold of the Holy Therns was made easy for you, the way hence hath been made impossible.
It is not so, and naught thou knowest of the heart of man to think it.
There could be naught of cruelty or baseness beneath that godlike exterior.
But say the word, Thuvia of Ptarth," he begged, "and naught will give me greater pleasure than meting to this fellow the punishment he has earned.
To arrest him forcibly could mean naught else than war, and yet he had done that which in the eyes of the Ptarth warrior merited death.
O-Tar scrutinized them both intently during U-Dor's narration of events, his expression revealing naught of what passed in the brain behind those inscrutable eyes.
I know naught of Helium, nor does the Jeddak of Helium rule Manator.
There was naught for Paul of Merely to do but draw his own weapon, in self-defense, for the sharp point of the boy's sword was flashing in and out against his unprotected body, inflicting painful little jabs, and the boy's tongue was murmuring low-toned taunts and insults as it invited him to draw and defend himself or be stuck "like the English pig you are.
such sweet hopes crushed; his discovery was, after all, to lead to naught, just as his own career was to be cut short.
Then he ends this preface with a prayer that God will give him grace, "so that I say naught but soothfast thing.