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noun & pronoun
- variant spelling of naught
nothing, nothing at all, naughtView synonyms
- ‘The driver tried to swerve out of he way but it was for nought: they hit the other vehicle head on and died in a blaze of fire.’
- ‘But if the proposition is that State amendment rules can displace and effectively set at nought the Commonwealth limitation, then we obviously would have difficulty and reject that proposition.’
- ‘Yet the courts of the land counted as nought this wondrous devotion.’
- ‘Still, there was nought he could do, other than fight and survive.’
- ‘Their good work was set at nought a minute later when Kildare lost the ball in midfield and senior midfielder Martin McGrath raced through to stick the ball in the net four minutes from the interval.’
- ‘Roudaire's dream came to nought but a few years later, an engineer from Montpellier, Alphonse Duponchel, argued that a railway should be driven across the Sahara linking French colonies in North and West Africa.’
- ‘In Frost at Midnight, Coleridge, with his young son at his side, muses on his own childhood in London, where he ‘saw nought lovely but the sky and stars’.’
- ‘Most of the Crustacean's money-making schemes came to nought.’
- ‘One more error and all the good work she had done on Friday would be for nought.’
- ‘It is home where the criminal attitude of the children towards women could be prevented and thus the crimes against women in the future could be brought to nought.’
- ‘But the fact the Cowboys had never beaten the Broncos counted for nought last weekend.’
- ‘We must not believe that the triumph of experimental science reduced to nought the dreams and ideals of the alchemist.’
- ‘But if I had pride in my learning, I had more in my desire not to remain where there was nought for me but the fading memory of my father's name.’
- ‘The existence of a parallel common law right, whereby individual householders who suffer sewer flooding may themselves bring court proceedings when no enforcement order has been made, would set at nought the statutory scheme.’
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