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Definitions

  • None. Dakota
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj none not any "thou shalt have none other gods before me"
    • adv none not at all or in no way "seemed none too pleased with his dinner","shirt looked none the worse for having been slept in","none too prosperous","the passage is none too clear"
    • n none a service in the Roman Catholic Church formerly read or chanted at 3 PM (the ninth hour counting from sunrise) but now somewhat earlier
    • n none a canonical hour that is the ninth hour of the day counting from sunrise
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The Man That Pleased None The Man That Pleased None

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The New York phone book had 22 Hitlers listed before World War II and none after.
    • None No one; not one; not anything; -- frequently used also partitively, or as a plural, not any. "There is none that doeth good; no, not one.""Six days ye shall gather it, but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none .""Terms of peace yet none Vouchsafed or sought.""None of their productions are extant."
    • None No; not any; -- used adjectively before a vowel, in old style; as, thou shalt have none assurance of thy life.
    • n None Same as Nones, 2.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are more than 200 kinds of chili peppers, none of which belong to the pepper family.
    • none Not one; not any; not an; not a; no.
    • none Not one; no one; often as a plural, no persons or no things.
    • none Not any; not a part; not the least portion.
    • none Nothing.
    • none In no respect or degree; to no extent; not a whit; not; no: as, none the better.
    • n none A Middle English form of noon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first Michelin Man costume (Bidenbum) was worn by none other than Col. Harlan Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame.
    • adj., pron None nun not one: not any: not the smallest part
    • adv None in no respect: to no extent or degree
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “None of us are responsible for all the things that happen to us, but we are responsible for the way we act when they do happen.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm”
  • Thomas Fuller
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    “He that has one eye is a prince among those that have none.”
  • Italian Proverb
    Italian Proverb
    “Voice of one, voice of none.”
  • Verda Ross
    Verda Ross
    “If a man can see both sides of a problem, you know that none of his money is tied up in it.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “One of these days, is none of these days.”

Idioms

None so blind as those who will not see - This idiom is used when people refuse to accept facts presented to them. ('None so deaf as those who will not hear' is an alternative.)
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. none, non, nan, no, na, AS. nān, fr. ne, not + ān, one. √193. See No (a.) & (adv.) One, and cf. Non- Null (a.)

Usage

In literature:

But among them there is none for whom she has shown partiality.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
No words passed between Ijurra and myself; none were needed.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
I didn't like him none at all.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
My Lord hath none such on his table.
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
His hand was none of the steadiest as he did so.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
When L'Olonnois returned from the chase of the squirrel, he was all L'Olonnois and none Jimmy Henderson.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
None understood better than Ralegh the ship-building art.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Miss, I don't 'cept none of 'em.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
He tugged and tugged, and tore with his teeth, but could get none off.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
But none of our young voyageurs were of that stamp to yield themselves to despair.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

So there's none so happy as my love and I;
None so blissful, blythe and free,
And the reason is that I am hers,
And she, in truth, belongs to me.
"My Lady Love" by Robert C O Benjamin
"Oh woods, and heights of rugged stone,
Oh weariness of sky above me,
For ever must I pine and moan,
With none to comfort, none to love me,
Alone, alone?
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Sound was none of their feet,
Light was none of their faces;
In their lips breath was not, or heat,
But a subtle murmur and sweet
As of water in wan waste places.
"Tenebrae" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
That none deserve eternal bliss I know:
Unmerited the grace in mercy given,
But none shall sink to everlasting woe
That have not well deserved the wrath of Heaven.
"A Word To The Calvinists" by Anne Bronte
Weary and sad, I await the dread summons.
Sleep which is endless will bring me relief,
Hope in the future, beyond this I need none,
None other ask in this my belief.
"Anxiously Waiting" by Robert C O Benjamin
Here's my case. Of old I used to love him.
This same unseen friend, before I knew:
Dream there was none like him, none above him,--
Wake to hope and trust my dream was true.
"Fears And Scruples" by Robert Browning

In news:

Santorum: all of the candidate, none of the facts.
None of that will happen until all hope is dashed .
None of us wants to replace a compressor that is not bad.
COLUMBIA — Joe Hobbs has been recruiting Vietnamese international students to come to Missouri since 2006, but none of MU's 70 Vietnamese students practice Cao Dai.
None Dare Call It Socialism.
MOUNT VERNON — When the Mount Vernon High School boys tennis team hosted Clear Fork on Saturday, the Jackets dominated, allowing none of the Colts to win more than two games.
Do guys prefer girls with heavy makeup, or do they like girls with light to none.
There are drinkers who have all the answers, that's why they drink, and drinkers who have none, and that's why they do.
Unfortunately, none of them were good.
And none pleases me more than the renewed maintenance of the compost box.
None Average: 4.2 ( 28 votes).
The Spectacle of Electric Light When There Is None Around.
The 36-year-old Nesta is the sixth former world champion to join an MLS team, though none has played on a team that has advanced past the conference semifinals.
There are several large families in Pella, but none of them come close to the 106 members of the Pella High cross country family.
Dinosaur fossils include some remnants of skin, scales and even color patterns, but until now none have shown evidence of feathers.
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In science:

We point out that, none of our arguments rely upon this solution to the word problem.
The solution to a conjecture of Tits on the subgroup generated by the squares of the generators of an Artin group
None of the neighbors of j are connected to j .
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
What is the significance of this resemblence? To our knowledge, none of the questions have yet been answered.
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
Since the Fourier components of the potential V (x) are random, we see that the Hamiltonian is none other than a random su(N ) matrix.
Integer Quantum Hall Transition and Random SU(N) Rotation
None of these names really ring true, however, which is why one has not become the standard.
The Formation of Star Clusters
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