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Life is like an onion: you peel off layer after layer and then you find there is nothing in it.
James Huneker

Meaning of "nothing in it" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NOTHING IN IT

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NOTHING IN IT

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE NOTHING IN IT

as near as damn it
have one´s heart in it
in it
not to put too fine a point on it
put a sock in it
put one´s foot in it
queen it
rub someone´s nose in it
shake on it
sleep on it
step on it
that´s torn it

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «nothing in it» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NOTHING IN IT

Find out the translation of nothing in it to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of nothing in it 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 in it» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

什么也没有
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nada en él
570 millions of speakers

English

nothing in it
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इसमें कुछ भी नहीं है
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لا شيء فيه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ничего в нем
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nada nele
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এতে কিছুই নেই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rien en elle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tiada apa-apa di dalamnya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nichts in ihm
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

その中には何もない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거기에 아무것도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Boten wonten
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không có gì trong nó
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அது ஒன்றும் இல்லை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

त्यात काही नाही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Içinde hiçbir şey yok
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nulla in esso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nic w niej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нічого в ньому
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nimic în ea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τίποτα σε αυτό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

niks in dit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ingenting i den
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ingenting i det
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nothing in it

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NOTHING IN IT»

The term «nothing in it» is very widely used and occupies the 12.508 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NOTHING IN IT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «nothing in it» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «nothing in it» 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 in it

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5 QUOTES WITH «NOTHING IN IT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word nothing in it.
1
George III
Lord Chancellor, did I deliver the speech well? I am glad of that, for there was nothing in it.
2
James Huneker
Life is like an onion: you peel off layer after layer and then you find there is nothing in it.
3
Mary Wortley Montagu
The pretty fellows you speak of, I own entertain me sometimes, but is it impossible to be diverted with what one despises? I can laugh at a puppet show, at the same time I know there is nothing in it worth my attention or regard.
4
John Pearson
Vulgar and common persons, as they carry nothing out of this world, so they leave nothing in it: they receive no eminency in their birth, they acquire none in their life, they have none when they die, they leave none at their death.
5
Colm Toibin
The problem is once you've written the opening paragraph and worked out how the rest of the story will go in your head, there's nothing in it for you. I write in longhand using disposable fountain pens on the right-hand side of the notebook for the first draft, then I rewrite some of the sentences and paragraphs on the left-hand side.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NOTHING IN IT»

Discover the use of nothing in it in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nothing in it and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than ...
Shares provocative and revelatory answers to such philosophical conundrums as the origins of the universe and how it will end, offering scientific explanations about the immense process through which life evolved.
Lawrence M. Krauss, 2012
2
The Raven
The letter makes arrangements concerning revisions of The Raven that appear in the authorized reprint in the Tribune, February 4, 1845.
Edgar Allan Poe, 1933
3
The Practical Works: Sermons on the new creature, invitation ...
To excite this affection, look upon it as that which is truly hateful, as that which has all in it that is hateful, as^that which has nothing in it but what is hateful. It is truly hateful, as being wholly and perfectly evil ; a direct contrariety to the chief good ...
David Clarkson, 1865
4
The Practical Works of David Clarkson
To excite this affection, look upon it as that which is truly hateful, as that which has all in it that is hateful, as^that which has nothing in it but what is hateful. It is truly hateful, as being wholly and perfectly evil; a direct contrariety to the chief good; ...
David Clarckson, 1865
5
A Treatise Explanatory of a New System of Naval, Military ...
... do 808 Nothing if 809 Nothing important — 810 Nothing improper 811 It is) nothing improper 812 Nothing in 813 There is) nothing in it 814 Nothing indeed — 815 Nothing induced him but 816 Nothing intended 817 Nothing is 818 Nothing is ...
John Macdonald, 1817
6
The Big White Book With Almost Nothing in It
The mischievous occupants of this book hide behind movable flaps in order to surprise the reader.
Michael Brownlow, 2001
7
The debates of the constitutional convention of the state of ...
We have nothing to fear from it. There is nothing in it which in the slightest degree prejudices our position. We have put our views upon the journal, and they go out together. And even if it should be deemed so strong, argumentative and logical ...
Maryland. Constitutional Convention, 1864
8
The Nothing that Is : A Natural History of Zero: A Natural ...
No matter how many – even if they had all fallen into B, and A was empty: still p ̇q = r. But now, since B has all the counters in it, q = r. That means (by our first fact) that p = 1: the product of all the numbers in the set with nothing in it is 1.
Robert Kaplan Instructor in Mathematics Harvard University (Emeritus), 1999
9
Philosophical Essays and Correspondence
Or if there are no fish in a fishpond, we say that there is nothing in it, even though it is full of water. Similarly we say a vessel is empty when, in place of the merchandise it was designed to carry, it is loaded only with sand so that it may resist the ...
René Descartes, Roger Ariew
10
Cassell英语常用词组用法词典
nothing to you $lVf. fffififi : -f-PJHf^fr-J 1* nothing ventured, nothing gained -F on a hiding to nothing H HIDING sweet nothings H. SWEET there is nothing in it 1. fci^ JiH Jf W I t' H***ft2. <fH#)H»i|** ; *ffi± F (So far as their abilities are concerned, ...
Rosalind Fergusson, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NOTHING IN IT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nothing in it is used in the context of the following news items.
1
'A Cure for Suicide,' by Jesse Ball
... to bring back the dead, the claimant wonders: “But, if life is just that, just being reasonable, then there is nothing in it — nothing worthwhile. «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Man Utd transfer news and rumours: 'Big-money deal to bring …
There's nothing in it." Aston Villa are monitoring developments with Ashley Young at Manchester United. The 30-year-old has one year left on ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Wrestling's 4Rs: The Right, Wrong and Ridiculous of WWE Raw
... Seth had an OK dueling promo with a smattering of nice lines, but nothing in it made me think they have loads to offer together going forward. «411mania.com, Jul 15»
4
Letters, Friday. July 24, 2015
Are we to believe this was all done out of the goodness of heart, with no strings attached, for free, that there was nothing in it for the EU? «Sunderland Echo, Jul 15»
5
Scientists Put a Camera Into Rhino Horns to Stop Poaching — and …
Nothing in it says we should take souls. A soul is something very precious." In this new age of terrorism, where nefarious plotting commences in ... «Mic, Jul 15»
6
Manchester United transfers: Thomas Muller is priceless declares …
There's nothing in it." L. Preiss/Getty Images for FC Bayern Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (L), CEO of FC Bayern Muenchen, and Sir. United have ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
7
Rovers look to topple the town
There is nothing in it when Achill play Ballyhaunis Town and it's just what happens on the day. It's always a club we look forward to playing” ... «Mayo Advertiser, Jul 15»
8
Things We Love: Picks from Carolyn Bruck of Good Day Columbus
There was nothing in it, so I decided to write a wish and put it in the trunk. I truly believe it's important to write down what you want and put it out ... «Columbus Alive, Jul 15»
9
Tamim, de Kock involved in shoulder-barging incident
Nothing in it. Tamim started it and then tried to milk it by complaining to the umpire. He and de Kock both need to grow up but it's a storm in a ... «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jul 15»
10
Sony is testing a 'stripped back' version of Android
Sony's skin is just THAT well done - nothing in it was gimmicky, or at least anything that was gimmicky was well hidden and NOT intrusive ... «Engadget, Jul 15»

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