• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Do-nothingness Inactivity; habitual sloth; idleness.
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In literature:

Such was one of the many days frittered away in do-nothingness.
"The Discovery of the Source of the Nile" by John Hanning Speke
What do you mean by saying 'nothingness, nothingness' in that dreadful way?
"Serapis, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Do we think of the feelings of the beetles it is our painful duty to crush into nothingness?
"Jess" by H. Rider Haggard
Do you hope to escape from the Avenger's arm even in the solitary waste of nothingness?
"The Robbers A Tragedy" by Friedrich Schiller
Anything is better than the Dead Sea of neutral nothingness, wherein a man merely avoids sin by doing nothing and being nothing.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
He was used to his cousin's hits at his do-nothingness, and rather enjoyed them.
"The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him" by Paul Leicester Ford
Do you know tears and night and nothingness?
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
We feel ourselves only in action, and hence the need of doing lest we lose ourselves and be swallowed in nothingness.
"Means and Ends of Education" by J. L. Spalding
I am subject to periodical and very acute attacks of 'doing-nothingness.
"Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. II (of II)" by Edmund Downey Charles James Lever
Do not the gentle caprices of the flutes and the swing of the fiddles make even you, flake of airy nothingness that you are!
"Rosemary and Rue" by Amber

In news:

The sloth 's vapid smile and vacant black eyes, windows apparently looking into nothingness, didn't do much to change my opinion.