from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In no definite direction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. nowhere; to no place.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Not anywhither; in no direction; nowhere.
- adv. to no place; nowhere.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not any whither; in no direction, or to no place; nowhere.
Birdalone, we abode there but a little while to rest us from the boat, and went nowhither from the strand, and so went on our way in
And I turned and looked down the slope; and surely all before me was utter wildness of a dark desolation; for it did seem to go nowhither but into an everlasting night.
And thus it was with millions of men that night — a flight nowhither, with limbs heavy with heat and breath fierce and scant, and the flood like a wall swift and white behind.
Nokes first walked off, sloping out from the veranda in a half-shy, half-cunning manner, looking nowhither, and saying a word to no one.
They hurried hither and thither and arrived nowhither; they let their cigars go out, left their glasses half full, broke off their talk in the middle of a word.
But we get nowhither unless we carefully distinguish between the foundation of the problem and the problem itself.
We are like people who have lost their memories on the way to a feast, and our steps, in which is only dimly felt the remembrance of a purpose, take us nowhither.
The river seemed to come from nowhere and flow nowhither.
The streets are exactly alike, so narrow that a carriage could hardly pass, paved with rough cobbles, and tortuous: their intricacy is amazing, labyrinthine; they wind in and out of one another, leading nowhither; they meander on for half a mile and stop suddenly, or turn back, so that you are forced to go in the direction you came.
Love's sowing is more agreeable than love's harvest: or, let us put it, he allures us into byways leading nowhither, among blossoms which fall before the first rough wind: so at the last, with much excitement and breath and valuable time quite wasted, we find that the end of all is death.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.