no-account

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj no-account without merit "a sorry horse","a sorry excuse","a lazy no-count, good-for-nothing goldbrick","the car was a no-good piece of junk"
    • n no-account an idle worthless person
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • no-account Worthless.
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Quotations

  • Morris Hite
    Morris Hite
    “No agency is better than its account executives.”
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    “Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account.”
  • Haniel Long
    Haniel Long
    “When an individual fear or apathy passes by the unfortunate, life is of no account.”
  • Jonathan Glancey
    Jonathan Glancey
    “The pen is mightier than the sword, but no match for the accountant.”
  • St. John of the Cross
    St. John of the Cross
    “Abide in peace, banish cares, take no account of all that happens, and you will serve God according to his good pleasure and rest in him.”
  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas%20Adams
    “Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”

Usage

In literature:

Was 'our cousin' the Emperor of no account, King of the Romans?
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
We can account for this phenomenon in no other way.
"Varney the Vampire" by Thomas Preskett Prest
No doubt he was subjected to mortification on account of his slender supply of clothing.
"From Canal Boy to President" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
An account after payment is to no rational purpose an account.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Except in this one art of spelling he was of no account.
"The Hoosier Schoolmaster" by Edward Eggleston
If you don't, De Chaumont will look into this annuity of which you give no account.
"Lazarre" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Such a picture takes no account of the intellectual conquests of the Hindus.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
I felt if I staid and got old no one would care for me, I wouldn't be of no account to nobody.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
No accounting for those things.
"More Toasts"
I will, however, on no account, O thou of sweet smiles and beautiful hips, approach thee, as thou art unwilling!
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
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In poetry:

Mortals, be dumb; what creature dares
Dispute his aweful will?
Ask no account of his affairs,
But tremble and be still.
"Hymn 31 part 1" by Isaac Watts
'Tis no sin love's fruits to steal;
But the sweet theft to reveal,
To be taken, to be seen,
These have crimes accounted been.
"Song To Celia - I" by Ben Jonson
Red Earl, ye wear the Garter fair,
And gat your place from a King:
Do ye make Rebellion of no account,
And Treason a little thing?
"The Ballad of the Red Earl" by Rudyard Kipling
Then here's to the wrinkled old miser, our friend;
May he send us his bills to the century's end,
And lend us the moments no sorrow alloys,
Till he squares his account with the last of "The Boys."
"Our Banker" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
No balk retarding, no anchor anchoring, on no rock striking,
Swift, glad, content, unbereav'd, nothing losing,
Of all able and ready at any time to give strict account,
The divine ship sails the divine sea.
"Carol Of Words" by Walt Whitman
Thou silly man, still feare the Lord,
Thy former sinnes with speede forsake:
The iudgement day in minde record,
In which ech soule account must make,
Confesse thy faultes to God therefore,
Repent, amend, and sinne no more.
"Of the vanitie of this life" by Humfrey Gifford

In news:

SFAS No 91 creates conflict with tax accounting.
City Councilwoman Jody Washington promises to continue her no-votes on spending office-holder account funds, citing tough economic times.
Even though they are no more, Cross Canadian Ragweed is, by many accounts, one of the best bands to ever come out of the Red Dirt scene.
During tests of Blue Titan Software Inc.'s Network Director, one of the first things we noticed about the product's reporting capabilities is that there's no place to account for scheduled downtime.
Dario Teyes claimed that his Twitter account was hacked after his first couple tweets regarding attending "Monday Night Raw" and that he is no longer on Twitter.
One needs to look no further than the collapse of Bear Stearns to recognize the importance of analytical techniques that can help investors identify companies with aggressive or risky accounting practices.
The political bubble in Washington is the only place I know that is totally stress-free, and the only place in our great country where no one is held accountable.
The 40-year-old lone female judge on the ABC competition is no longer engaged to her fiancé, accountant Jesse Sloan, 44, who popped the question on Live.
Everyone is held accountable, no matter who you are.
No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden.
No telling yet how the extremely private king will use the account If at all.
Devin Gardner accounted for six touchdowns to help No 23 Michigan rout Iowa 42-17 Saturday.
Dennert falsely accuses Al Novstrup of no transparency, accountability or ethics.
Behind closed doors and with no accountability, local governments and state agencies are hiring lobbyists to p.
No Easy Day': Is author's Osama bin Laden account accurate.
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In science:

Since the current numerical description of the heating/cooling interplay in the central cluster regions is unable to reproduce the observed temperature structure, there is no surprise that simulations have difficultie s also in accounting for the observed entropy structure.
Thermodynamical properties of the ICM from hydrodynamical simulations
We chose to factor in a 3% increase to our T dwarf numbers to account for this spatial incompleteness effect, but note that this small correction has no significant effect on our results.
Fifteen new T dwarfs discovered in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey
Further, we would like to stress that, since no restriction has been made on them, we can also consider complex physical fields; thus, we have to take into account also complex representations of the special Lorentz group.
Higher-Order Theories of Gravitation
To date, there is no core accretion simulation that can successfully account for the formation of Uranus or Neptune within the observed 2-3 Myr lifetimes of protoplanetary disks.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
In these models, no rotational mixing is accounted for.
Effects of rotation on the evolution of primordial stars
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