American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- pro. No person; not anyone: Nobody told you to go.
- n. A person of no importance or influence.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. No person; no one.
- n. Hence An unimportant or insignificant person; one who is not in fashionable society.
- pro. Not any person; the logical negation of somebody.
- n. Someone who is not important or well-known.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. No person; no one; not anybody.
- n. colloq. A person of no influence or importance; an insignificant or contemptible person.
- n. a person of no influence
- no + body (Wiktionary)
“There was nobody -- _nobody_ who had a right to think himself injured by your brother, even long before?”
“Mrs. Matthews says a charwoman and a little girl from the village used to be left alone in the house for months, to play any sort of games, with nobody to look after them -- _nobody_ -- while you were away!”
“Thus, whether Shakspeare were written by nobody or not, it seems pretty well proved that _nobody gave_ the plays to Shakspeare; so that, whether by inheritance, _purchase_, or divine afflatus, the man who wrote Shakspeare was -- William Shakspeare.”
“This thing has got into a feud, boy, and in a feud you cain't trust nobody -- _nobody_! ”
“The man's bringing a chair and smokes and liquor, and you'll let nobody in -- _nobody_.”
“Personally myself, "declared Mrs. Jackson modestly," I don't aim to expose my shoulder blades for nobody -- not for _nobody_. ”
“How come again nobody is asking Obama about Donald Young?”
“He faced me steadily and said a word nobody had ever said to me.”
“Larger plates pimping the fusion include a Walle Burger in a Shanghai pancake bun; pan-seared fluke w/ king crab & pork chili; a Creekstone Farms beef trio that includes slow-roasted short rib, filet mignon, and marrow; and mac-and-bleu-cheese-sided Sweet Chili Baby Back Ribs, a phrase nobody eating there has ever actually uttered.”
“Ultimately, it wasn't until a few hundred years after Jesus died that he officially became part of the "godhead," a term nobody can explain.”
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