neither vs nor

neither nor

Definitions

  • 1) Not either; not the one or the other.
  • 2) not either; not one or the other
  • 3) conjunctive similarly not
  • 4) Noteither.Seeeither.
  • 5) Andnot;noryet.
  • 6) not either (used with nor)
  • 7) Not either; generally used to introduce the first of two or more coördinate clauses of which those that follow begin with nor.
  • 8) [Obs.] by no means.
  • 9) not either one
  • 10) not one of two; not either

Definitions

  • 1) logic, electronics Alternative form of NOR.
  • 2) Used to introduce a further negative statement
  • 3) UK, dialect, Yorkshire than
  • 4) A function word introducing each except the first term or series, indicating none of them is true
  • 5) literary And not (introducing a negative statement, without necessarily following one)
  • 6) A negative connective or particle, introducing the second member or clause of a negative proposition, following neither, or not, in the first member or clause (as or in affirmative propositions follows either). Nor is also used sometimes in the first member for neither, and sometimes the neither is omitted and implied by the use of nor.

Examples

  • 1) neither is likely to be specifically noticed by its audience.
  • 2) What happens when neither of us can drive?
  • 3) neither party could be reached for comment.
  • 4) It turns out that neither is true.
  • 5) neither say nor do a thing.
  • 6) Mother wouldn't like it and neither does the club.
  • 7) neither of those things is true, alas.
  • 8) In person he is neither deranged nor canine, but softly spoken and erudite.
  • 9) Crystal Palace were marginally the better side, though neither goalkeeper had much to do.
  • 10) I don't need people, neither does he.
  • 11) He is neither funny enough nor plaintive enough.
  • 12) neither of those two things look like happening again soon.
  • 13) neither company was aware that its systems had been targeted.
  • 14) The really worrying thing was that neither did he!
  • 15) The pair are equally ambitious yet neither is likely to lead his party.
  • 16) This sport has yet to properly deal with its past but neither can it bury it.
  • 17) neither team has been particularly adept at keeping clean sheets.
  • 18) The party has neither the manpower nor money to match the established parties.
  • 19) Wants and desires are neither true nor false.
  • 20) They would not have waited till a time when man can do neither good nor evil.
  • 21) The missing person is neither dead nor present and therefore no one has the power to handle their affairs.
  • 22) neither can win the nomination today.
  • 23) Its binary imperatives constantly contradict each other, so that it is neither funny nor exciting.
  • 24) Though neither of these has the longevity of a brick or stone path, they do look beautiful.
  • 25) I want to help them but it is hard to think of what to say, as neither will tell their parents nor anyone else.
  • 26) For his own part, Adams inclined to think that neither chaos nor death was an object to him as a searcher of knowledge, —neither would have vogue in America, —neither would help him to a career.
  • 27) I ought to make him feel that I can do without his riches, that I cannot be bought, —neither by comfort, neither by pride, —and though I be utterly penniless, and receiving bread from him, that he is the poor man beside me.
  • 28) _neuter_ means _neither; _ from which it follows, that neuter gender implies neither gender; that is, neither masculine nor feminine.
  • 29) When he finished his term neither the Whigs (his own party) nor the Democrats would nominate him to run on his own.
  • 30) But then again neither is Bush Cheney Rumsfeld either …
  • 31) He threw the charm into the air and pointed at it, shouting a word neither Alanna nor George knew.
  • 32) ‘I suppose it's because neither of the Scottish sides have made the breakthrough yet.’
  • 33) ‘Great effort from the edge of the box - neither of these two sides is prepared to settle for a draw.’
  • 34) ‘The marriage was finally approved, but the bride was married with neither of her parents at her side.’
  • 35) ‘We arrived fashionably late and neither of us had any supper so we thought we'd grab a bite there.’
  • 36) ‘So neither of them moved, and the algae that grows on the sloth's fur got to the finish line first.’
  • 37) ‘Upon realising my error, it all felt a bit awkward, but neither of us could bring ourselves to mention my faux pas.’
  • 38) ‘A quick flick of the head confirms neither of the other two are objecting.’
  • 39) ‘For a while you could get it on the Wayback Machine but it's gone even from there and neither of us thought to make new copies.’
  • 40) ‘I've run second a few times but neither of us had won the entire series of games previous to this!’
  • 41) ‘It is the kind of connection the human heart longs to make, and neither of them mistake it for what it is not.’
  • 42) ‘A battle between father and son is about to erupt, though neither of them realise it yet.’
  • 43) ‘Despite the big numbers, neither of the town's MPs claimed as much in expenses as they could have.’
  • 44) ‘The problem, at least for those holidaying in Gibraltar, is that neither of these hotels has a beach.’
  • 45) ‘He disagrees but neither of us can fight the fact that things are weird.’
  • 46) ‘In theory, we were going to walk up the thousand steps, but neither of us could be bothered.’
  • 47) ‘During dinner we were given something that neither of us had seen before.’
  • 48) ‘Legal Aid told him that neither of them were into such stuff and eventually he put the phone down.’
  • 49) ‘We have been speaking regularly and neither of us has had too much sleep.’
  • 50) ‘With neither of them in the first flush of youth, he worries about what will happen to his collection when he is gone.’
  • 51) ‘Except he would take cream with his coffee and neither of us would smoke.’
  • 52) I was not happy and neither were they

Examples

  • 1) Their rise means anonymity is neither desired nor guaranteed.
  • 2) So neither the artist nor fans benefit.
  • 3) Neither protests nor drizzle could dampen their ardour.
  • 4) England possessed neither the skill nor mental toughness to do that.
  • 5) We obtain reassurance from a business plan that is neither too similar nor too different to existing successes.
  • 6) This suggests neither guilt nor innocence; merely a difficulty.
  • 7) Neither it nor the Government have a bottomless well of money.
  • 8) Neither impressed and nor did they look in sync with each other's movement.
  • 9) In person he is neither deranged nor canine, but softly spoken and erudite.
  • 10) nor are we after a quick exit.
  • 11) This afternoon will be many things but the battle will be neither straightforward nor soft.
  • 12) Thin slices full of preservatives are neither nourishing nor filling.
  • 13) She sees herself as neither an entrepreneur nor a parasite.
  • 14) Neither class nor culture is relevant to their spread.
  • 15) In neither taste nor style does she have any affinity for the pared down.
  • 16) But neither cuts nor tax hikes get rid of the deficit.
  • 17) nor was there after their defeat.
  • 18) It is neither fish nor fowl.
  • 19) nor the next day, nor the day after that.
  • 20) Life is not hurrying on to a receding future, nor hankering after an imagined past.
  • 21) In technical areas many agents and distributors have neither the resources nor the desire to follow through opportunities in the way the producer can.
  • 22) They are neither born nor do they die, they do not reproduce but endure as a fixed number.
  • 23) Neither I nor my predecessor was equipped for this challenge.
  • 24) I didn't go back to my rented apartment that night, nor the one after that.
  • 25) Our investigations have found the seller has no history of counterfeit claims, nor any negative feedback, so we have not taken any further action at this point.
  • 26) -- _Neither, nor, or, either ... or_, and _neither ... nor_ are conjunctions proper.
  • 27) And if he bids you wait some time at the convent, don’t wander away; and be sure you don’t go with other boys to the lake to throw stones into the water, nor to watch them fish, nor to play with the nets hung up to dry, nor…
  • 28) Scouts never grouse at hardships nor whine at each other, nor_ swear _when put out, but go on whistling and smiling.
  • 29) Canaan's descendants (on whom _alone_, and not _at all on Ham_, nor on his three other sons, Noah's curse fell), are now, _nor ever have been_, as a whole, in a state of bondage.
  • 30) A horse is no wealth to us if we cannot ride, nor a picture if we cannot see, _nor can any noble thing be wealth, except to a noble person_.
  • 31) I am not a fan of tweets as well...nor even facebook...facebook may have a little value in some situations..nor am I a fan club member type even when very young.
  • 32) The answer to this is short: _I never wrote such poems, never received the sum he mentions, nor any other in the same quarter, nor_ (as far as moral or mortal certainty can be sure) _ever had, directly or indirectly, the slightest communication with Johnson in my life_; not being aware that the person existed till this intelligence gave me to understand that there were such people.
  • 33) -- He's not that way: not a couple in all Ireland, and that's saying a great dale, looks less after their own, nor is more off-handeder, or open-hearteder, or greater openhouse-keeper, _nor_ [3] my Lord and my Lady Killpatrick. '
  • 34) ‘The third condition is used in such a way that it entails neither the second condition nor the first.’
  • 35) ‘Looking at the market's current valuation, it appears neither too expensive nor too cheap.’
  • 36) ‘He explains that it's neither easy nor cheap to cast talented actors for just a small number of scenes.’
  • 37) ‘He was carrying neither a towel nor a change of clothing, so he did not climb down with her.’
  • 38) ‘This description is neither entirely accurate nor indicative of the Jewish legend.’
  • 39) ‘They indicated that they could neither speak nor hear but that they wanted him to sign the books of matches they had brought.’
  • 40) ‘On second thoughts, neither the apartment owner nor I had any reason to be unhappy.’
  • 41) ‘Neither taste nor strength have been compromised in producing this alternative.’
  • 42) ‘Again, neither the affirmative nor the negative answer is really satisfactory.’
  • 43) ‘English in Nepal is unique in that it was introduced neither by colonization nor by missionaries.’
  • 44) ‘Neither trade nor industry could offer a major alternative source of employment.’
  • 45) ‘Neither the donor nor the hospital had any indication that he carried a hereditary disorder.’
  • 46) ‘It had neither had the space nor facilities to become a secondary school.’
  • 47) ‘They still judge a person's physical appearance which is neither safe nor reliable.’
  • 48) ‘However, humans and animals should not drink directly from the river nor enter the water.’
  • 49) ‘George said the building was not owned by the government nor the police force.’
  • 50) ‘Neither the directors nor the viewers are concerned about the quality of the programmes.’
  • 51) ‘The author has already said that the Half Blood Prince is neither Harry nor Voldemort.’
  • 52) ‘If this is not done, neither leopards, nor humans will have much to look forward to in the days ahead.’
  • 53) ‘The Zoology Department where it is housed has neither money nor expertise to maintain it.’
  • 54) ‘She did not return to her GP for a second visit, nor was she taken into hospital on October 26.’
  • 55) ‘Just checked, and it doesn't do alternative languages, nor does it even run to subtitles.’
  • 56) ‘I did not threaten him or the Second Defendant nor did I become verbally abusive towards them at any time.’
  • 57) ‘Rental of ski equipment, and the lessons, were not cheap but nor were they exorbitant.’
  • 58) ‘Our friends may not be the best indicators, nor a record's position in the charts.’
  • 59) ‘At present there is no queuing system, nor indication of the waiting time to be seen.’
  • 60) ‘He did not speak, nor give any indication that he was conscious of their presence.’
  • 61) ‘I had no recollection of my journey to this place nor indication of the time it took to get here.’
  • 62) ‘There was no trace of cancer, nor was there any indication that she had ever had any!’
  • 63) ‘Take it from one who knows: our second First Minister was not corrupt, nor was he stupid.’
  • 64) ‘I have no qualms about my devotion to my work, nor have I suffered a second's guilt.’
  • 65) ‘The irony is that Robben was not allowed to complete the match, nor even take much part in the second half.’
  • 66) ‘An art gallery is not wanted, nor is it a viable financial alternative for the council.’
  • 67) ‘The indications as stated are that this is not being achieved nor indeed will it be in the medium term at any rate.’
  • 68) ‘Bermuda shorts are no longer sniggered at, nor are loud, multi-coloured shirts.’
  • 69) ‘You cannot say that they are totally positive nor can you say that they are totally negative.’
  • 70) ‘The man did not look at her, nor did he give any indication that he was even listening.’
  • 71) ‘I just cannot imagine him saying anything as crass as the paper implied, nor is it likely that he would have lied about it.’
  • 72) ‘There is no shortage of work for Lalonde, nor does he expect one any time soon.’
  • 73) ‘This is not an article to point blame at anyone, nor is this article being used to criticize my country.’
  • 74) ‘It is quite common to recognize two others as well: the NAND and the nor gate.’
  • 75) ‘He and his colleagues have already created the biological equivalent of many logical components common in the digital world, such as AND, NAND, and nor gates.’
  • 76) ‘In the report published in Science last November, Lieber's group demonstrate that their stacked nanowires can combine to a variety of logic elements, including OR, AND, and nor gates.’
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