• WordNet 3.6
    • adj all-or-none occurring completely or not occurring at all
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  • Ogden Nash
    “There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.”
  • Pietro Aretino
    Pietro Aretino
    “I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.”
  • Jonathan Swift
    “Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.”


In literature:

He can notice the different kinds of stamens, see how some have long stems or filaments, others short ones, others again none at all.
"The Renewal of Life; How and When to Tell the Story to the Young" by Margaret Warner Morley
Insist on having a light pair or none at all.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
The Easterner realized that among all the girls he knew back home, either of her age or older, there was none so capable as Helen Morrell.
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Many times the home influence was of the worst possible sort for a young girl, or else there was just none at all.
"Caps and Capers" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
Though none of the five had suffered serious injury in the scuffle, all were more or less bruised.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
The belts must protect all of us, or none of us.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
All on my list or none.
"The Rat Racket" by David Henry Keller
These various and conflicting questions must be decided, whether much or little preparation has been made, or none at all.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
But they found her at none of the familiar haunts; they did not discover any trace of her all that day, or for quite a week afterward.
"Solomon Crow's Christmas Pockets and Other Tales" by Ruth McEnery Stuart
You must have all or none.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
There may be one definite wall, or two walls, or none at all.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Of all the pests of warm Oriental climates, there are none so troublesome to the traveller, or so disgusting, as these land-leeches.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
All enter it to hunt or make war, but none to settle or colonise.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
This had caused a coolness on the part of Mr. Spence, who, as Mr. Fleisch expressed it, wished to have all or none.
"A Romantic Young Lady" by Robert Grant
Of all the faults to which children are subject, there is none which is more difficult to cure, or more easy to prevent, than obstinacy.
"Practical Education, Volume I" by Maria Edgeworth
Nearly all these plants can be propagated by seed; most of them freely; but extremely few or none come true by seed.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Some have only two or three, others none at all.
"Harper's Young People, June 29, 1880" by Various
None of the names which have been bestowed upon this species are sufficiently, or at all, descriptive of it.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 3. March 1848" by Various
They could not guess my whereabouts or my fate, for none on all Barsoom even dream of such a place as this.
"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
My family were near, all of them, and none seemed alarmed or distressed.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones

In poetry:

"Gift or favor ask I none;
What I have is all my own
Never yet the birds have sung,
Squando hath a beggar's tongue.'
"The Truce of Piscataqua" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Are not these thy children, Father?
These — or only those?
Are we all lost orphans rather
Of whom — none knows?
"The Children's Grass" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
If this be vain delusion all,
If death be an eternal sleep,
And none can hear my secret call,
Or see the silent tears I weep!
"The Doubter's Prayer" by Anne Bronte
If this be vain delusion all,
If death be an eternal sleep,
And none can hear my secret call,
Or see the silent tears I weep.
"A Hymn" by Anne Bronte
No fawning words will flatter him,
Nor threat'nings make him start;
He favours none for worth or kin,
All must taste of his dart.
"Of Death" by John Bunyan
When the world was first created
By th' all-wise Eternal One,
Asked he none for help or counsel,--
Simply spake, and it was done!
"The Creation Of Man" by Morris Rosenfeld

In news:

Are Falmouth's rules for all or none.
Of all the pleasures that plants bestow, none is more intangible or as powerful as fragrance .
What's worse: using bottled lemon juice or none at all (if you don't have fresh lemon juice ).
What's worse: using bottled lemon juice or none at all (if you don't have fresh lemon juice).
"Of all the epic structures the human race has devised, none is more staggering or imposing than the Gap Between Rich and Poor," committee chairman Henri Jean-Baptiste said.
Since mohels use only topical anesthetics or none at all, a bris goes faster, which can be less stressful for the baby.
Not greed for power or money—though none of us would complain if the artists all did exactly what we told them, and offered us bushels of cash to praise them for doing it —but greed for greatness.
Is it A, B, C, All Of The Above, or None Of The Above.
If you're not fully vested , you'll get to keep only a portion of the match or maybe none at all.
When it comes to incorporating audio into digital signage content, there is one golden rule: all or none.
Judging from the recent goings-on at Best Buy, are members of C-suites running renegade, answering to completely different sets of behavioral rules, or none at all.
How people who preface a comment "with all due respect" are usually about to pay little or none.
It allows its users to share and curate ideas by " pinning " images or videos to various themed pinboards using a " Pin It" button, and users and fellow pinners can then choose to follow none, a few or all of some else's boards.
Of all the West German artists who rode to international prominence more than a decade ago on the wave of Neo-Expressionism, none have been more compelling or less predictable than Gerhard Richter.
Your comment won't be edited, so all of it is posted or none of it is posted.

In science:

This will be important, because models in which the Higgs is fundamental favor a light Higgs boson, while other models favor a heavy Higgs resonance, or none at all.
Linear Collider Physics Resource Book for Snowmass 2001 - Part 1: Introduction
None of these cross sections or mass limits is better, yet, than published Run I limits, but serves as a demonstration that the pieces are all in place.
Summary and Highlights of the 14th Topical Conference on Hadron Collider Physics (HCP2002)
None of these decays occurs at tree level; rather, all involve internal loops or boxes or (for the purely leptonic τ +ντ decay) ub annihilation.
Rare Radiative and Leptonic B Decays: Recent Results from BABAR and Belle
None have yielded a conclusive answer, although all signs for the aligned rotator with ample plasma supply are pointing to a CKF-type solution. I am optimistic that the CKF solution will eventually get confirmed, or a solution similar to CKF should exist.
Electrodynamics of pulsar magnetospheres
As Figure 6 (left) for pions shows, none of the theoretical calculations, either pQCD or QCD sum rule based, make any sense at all.
Challenges in Hadron Physics
Indeed, it suffices to test if R is included in a single part, in none, or contains all parts.
Consecutive ones property testing: cut or swap
In principle it would be preferable to include all NNLO terms or none, such that the structure of the chiral expansion is preserved at any order; this is what ETM [237] and JLQCD/TWQCD are doing now for SU(2) χPT and MILC for SU(3) χPT .
Review of lattice results concerning low energy particle physics
Furthermore, due to the cyclic structure of Sp (Epn (a)), at each depth, either all points are divisible by p, or none are.
An efficient deterministic test for Kloosterman sum zeros
Moreover, the members of M and V ࢨ M can have arbitrary relations to none of them, and all members of M have directed edges to v or none of them each other .
Maximal Structuring of Acyclic Process Models
Addressing complications of intention-totreat analysis in the combined presence of all-or-none treatment-noncompliance and subsequent missing outcomes.
An exact adaptive test with superior design sensitivity in an observational study of treatments for ovarian cancer
Since it is clear that either every order in an isomorphism class of orders in B admits an embedding of Ω or none at all do, it is a convenient abuse of language to say that an isomorphism class either admits or does not admit an embedding of Ω.
Selective orders in central simple algebras
For a list Rexpert which contains k = 25 experts, we distinguish whether none of the authors of the source paper is found, if any author is found or if all the authors are found.
Recommendation on Academic Networks using Direction Aware Citation Analysis
Top quarks decay according to t → Wb, so that tt pair production leads to three final state topologies, depending on whether both, one or none of the Ws decay leptonically (W → ℓν ): dileptons, lepton plus jets, all hadronic.
Moriond '97 - Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories - Conference Summary
So, either all of these problems are polynomial-time solvable (P=NP), or none of them are (P6=NP).
Algebra versus analysis in statistical mechanics and quantum field theory
In this section we consider another generalization of ordinary percolation: as in Section 1 we have a product distribution on {0, 1}E , but now some (or all, or none) of the edges of our graph are oriented.
Some Conditional Correlation Inequalities for Percolation and Related Processes