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nothing

(Void), noun blank, clean slate, emptiness, empty feeling, empty space, inanity, nothingness, vacuity, vacuum
Associated concepts: nothing but the truth, nothing to hide

nothing

(Zero), noun naught, nil, none, not one iota, nothing at all, nothing whatever
See also: blank, nonentity, nullity
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And then he nodded pleasantly, and examined the empty loom, for he would not say that he could see nothing.
You all give me a feeling of being able to trust and confide in you, which in common intercourse one knows nothing of.
But the reason which leads many to persuade them selves that there is a difficulty in knowing this truth, and even also in knowing what their mind really is, is that they never raise their thoughts above sensible objects, and are so accustomed to consider nothing except by way of imagination, which is a mode of thinking limited to material objects, that all that is not imaginable seems to them not intelligible.
She had wandered away to a subject on which Elinor had nothing to say, and therefore soon judged it expedient to find her way back again to the first.
If our friend comes closer to us we see his line becomes larger; if he leaves us it becomes smaller: but still he looks like a straight line; be he a Triangle, Square, Pentagon, Hexagon, Circle, what you will -- a straight Line he looks and nothing else.
Surely," said I, "surely that is something at my window lattice; Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore -- Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;--'Tis the wind and nothing more
But the Raven, sitting lonely on that placid bust, spoke only That one word, as if its soul in that one word he did outpour Nothing farther then he uttered; not a feather then he fluttered-- Till I scarcely more than muttered: "Other friends have flown before-- On the morrow he will leave me, as my Hopes have flown before.
What's so awful is that all at once my heart's turned, and instead of love and tenderness, I have nothing but hatred for him; yes, hatred.
Hugh poised his sturdy arm aloft, and clapping Barnaby on the back, bade him fear nothing.
His heart would soon be rendered callous, for, as he ran about begging, people would pass him by and give him nothing.
Besides, he doesn't know you; like his mates he is ready to obey our orders knowing nothing of our plan.
Promise, my dear, you will do nothing rash, "said Benjamin, as he opened the door for me.