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[ US /ˈnəθɪŋnəs/ ]
[ UK /nˈʌθɪŋnəs/ ]
  1. empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
    don't give me any of that jazz
    that's a lot of wind
  2. the state of nonexistence
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How To Use nothingness In A Sentence

  • But the howling vacuum had opened up inside her again, with its endless vistas of nothingness and no return, the harlequinade of grasping, painted lovers. Shortcut Man
  • I'd have been content to wait out the weather in my tent, but Ron consulted his topo map and we headed off, marching along a streambed into foggy nothingness, south toward the foothills.
  • The Other in Being and Nothingness alienates or objectifies us (in this work Sartre seems to use these terms equivalently) and the third party is simply this Other writ large. Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Certain words drift into the realm of nothingness to be eminently forgotten.
  • We sailed off into the nothingness of the flat calm sea.
  • He could already hear the sounds of patrolmen, calling out over the stretch of nothingness, flashing their lights every which way.
  • I could feel my blood pumping comfortably in my arteries and wondered why it didn't just leak out into nothingness.
  • There is thus nothing much surprising, even if there is something more than a little regrettable from the standpoint of principle, about the narrow-almost - (but-not-quite) - to-the-point-of-nothingness opinion today. Balkinization
  • I feel nothing; the nothingness I feel is complete, roundish, and heavy, not entirely shapeless. Now or Something Very Similar
  • Death was not necessarily a portal to the blank bliss of absolute nothingness. It was a deep dive into the unknown. Amy Tan 
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