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Meaning of "nothing but" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NOTHING BUT

nothing but play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NOTHING BUT

notepad
notepaper
noter
notes
noteworthily
noteworthiness
noteworthy
nothing
nothing doing
nothing for it
nothing if not
nothing in it
nothing less than
nothing loath
nothing to choose between
nothing to write home about
nothingarian
nothingarianism
nothingism
nothingness

WORDS THAT END LIKE NOTHING BUT

abut
all but
anything but
barbut
but
cannot choose but
cannot help but
debut
Greenland halibut
hackbut
hagbut
halibut
holibut
Korbut
nobbut
rebut
sacbut
sackbut
sagbut
surrebut

Synonyms and antonyms of nothing but in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NOTHING BUT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «nothing but» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of nothing but
just · merely · only · simply

Translation of «nothing but» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NOTHING BUT

Find out the translation of nothing but to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of nothing but from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nothing but» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不过
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pero nada
570 millions of speakers

English

nothing but
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लेकिन कुछ भी नहीं
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ولكن لا شيء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ничего, кроме
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nada, mas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কিছুই না
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rien
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

tiada apa-apa kecuali
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

lauter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

何もない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하지만 아무것도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nanging ora
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không có gì nhưng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒன்ன்ருமில்லை ஆனால்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पण काहीही नाही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hiçbir şey fakat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

niente ma
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tylko
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нічого , крім
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nimic, dar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αλλά τίποτα δεν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

niks, maar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ingenting annat än
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ingenting, men
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nothing but

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NOTHING BUT»

The term «nothing but» is very widely used and occupies the 12.363 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NOTHING BUT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «nothing but» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «nothing but» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about nothing but

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10 QUOTES WITH «NOTHING BUT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word nothing but.
1
Lascelles Abercrombie
The Border Ballads, for instance, and the Robin Hood Ballads, clearly suppose a state of society which is nothing but a very circumscribed and not very important heroic age.
2
Christopher Alexander
A building or a town will only be alive to the extent that it is governed in a timeless way. It is a process which brings order out of nothing but ourselves; it cannot be attained, but it will happen of its own accord, if we will only let it.
3
Bruce Barton
Many a man who pays rent all his life owns his own home; and many a family has successfully saved for a home only to find itself at last with nothing but a house.
4
Kiran Bedi
My policing was nothing but activism - it had to be.
5
Kristen Bell
I find it almost comforting to count calories, because it makes me conscious of what I'm eating. But on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought, 'Surrender to it. It's nacho time.' Then I ate nothing but Doritos all day.
6
Andrew Buchan
I would like to get back to making people laugh. Before drama school, I did nothing but comedy.
7
Frank Butler
A golf course is nothing but a pool room moved outdoors.
8
Albert Camus
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
9
Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Listen, I'm a sweet guy. I'm just intense at work. I have nothing but the end result in mind. My entire career has been like that.
10
Margaret Cho
Why go through life feeling cheated? It does nothing but make you bitter.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NOTHING BUT»

Discover the use of nothing but in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nothing but and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel
Ninth-grader Philip Malloy's suspension for humming "The Star-Spangled Banner" during homeroom becomes a national news story.
Avi, 1991
2
Nothing But the Truth Level 4
Modern, original fiction for learners of English.
George Kershaw, 1999
3
Nothing But Drama
The first book in an exciting and inspiring new series from national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley Their lives are nothing but drama.
ReShonda Tate Billingsley, 2006
4
Nations of Nothing But Poetry : Modernism, Transnationalism, ...
More broadly, the book reveals how the language of modernist poetry was shaped by the incompletely globalized nature of a world in which the nation-state continued to be a primary mediator of cultural and political identity, even as its ...
Matthew Hart Assistant Professor Columbia University, 2010
5
Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy
Nothing But Freedom examines the aftermath of emancipation in the South and the restructuring of society by which the former slaves gained, beyond their freedom, a new relation to the land they worked on, to the men they worked for, and to ...
Eric Foner, 2007
6
Nothing But the Night
With rare economy and clarity, the story moves at an ever-increasing pace to its unforgettable end.
John Edward Williams, 1990
7
Nothing but the truth: an anthology of Native American ...
Complete works that have become classics in the field, combined with ones from the modern era, make this collection rich in historical and theoretical context.Selections of non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and drama, include works by Paula ...
John Purdy, James Ruppert, 2001
8
Nothing but Trouble
He's determined to get her to quit - and Mark isn't the type to give in. But then, neither is Chelsea... More brilliantly funny and red-hot sexy drama from the fabulous Rachel Gibson
Rachel Gibson, 2011
9
Nothing But the Truth
The handbook offers rich data on all aspects of the ICT industry and usage in Nigeria.
Yusuf Kodwavwala Dawood, 2002
10
Nothing But the Truth: Why Trial Lawyers Don't, Can't, and ...
To illustrate the various challenges, benefits, and complexities of storytelling, Lubet elaborates the stories of six different trials.
Steven Lubet, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NOTHING BUT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nothing but is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Capturing A Lost Generation In Nothing But Their Bathing Suits
South African photographer Carla Liesching (born in 1985) recently decided to shoot dozens of her peers, in countries and cultures from all ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
Nothing but Shadows | Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy …
Nothing But Shadows is the first one I've read, and the reason I felt so compelled to check it out was because Nico Mirallegro, star of My Mad ... «The Young Folks, Jul 15»
3
Myleene Klass dons nothing but skimpy swimsuit while frying food
Myleene Klass opted for some unusual chef whites when she posed for a photo wearing nothing but a skimpy white swimsuit while frying up ... «Metro, Jul 15»
4
A London restaurant that'll offer you nothing but chips!
Now soon there'll be a restaurant in London that'll offer you nothing but that. Come Fry With Me, a Shoreditch takeaway will soon open its gate ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
5
Plea to wear Hijab 'nothing but an ego': SC on AIPMT dress code
Describing the plea as "nothing but an ego", the court said that candidates can wear the head scarf after the exam is over. "It is only for three ... «ummid.com, Jul 15»
6
Come Fry With Me in London serves nothing but CHIPS with exotic …
Founder Tiffany Plant, 24, started experimenting with fries after long days in the office. She began creating new flavor combinations, drawing on ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
7
FxWirePro GBP-JPY shorting future is absurdity, do nothing but
On daily chart even though some bearish candles like 'spinning top' appear on GBP/JPY's on uptrend rallies, this should not be deemed as ... «EconoTimes, Jul 15»
8
Relax. Apple has nothing but runway: Analyst
I see nothing but runway for the company and for the stock, which is why we own it," Ernst told CNBC's "Squawk Box." He noted that Apple's ... «CNBC, Jul 15»
9
Nothing but love for Martin Lawrence, 7/25
Life these days is full of nothing but love, Martin Lawrence says. The influential comedian, who turned 50 this spring, is returning to the stand-up ... «azcentral.com, Jul 15»
10
Bill Cosby's Lawyers Say Quaaludes Are Nothing but 'Disco Biscuits …
I would like to receive The Root email newsletter. I would like to receive The Chatterati email newsletter. I would like to receive The National ... «The Root, Jul 15»

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