from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nonexistence; nothingness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Nothingness; a state of being nothing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being nothing, or of no account or importance; nothingness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of nonexistence
All the conflict of faith and doubt, the distress roused by the idea of nihility, the anger he had felt at the unjust sufferings of mankind, had been swept away by her fresh cool hands.
Maybe it scares the hell out of you, but perhaps you yearn for it too … the nihility, the nothingness because it's your essence, your embodiment.
Embrace the solace that accompanies the wave of dark nihility.
Maybe it scares the hell out of you, but perhaps you yearn for it too ... the nihility, the nothingness because it's your essence, your embodiment.
Has any one been ever able to answer his question: Speed an arrow from the limits of the world — will it fall into nothing, into nihility?
So that this much touted Caribbean Diaspora conference and meeting with President Bush may very well be an exercise in nihility given the fact that an incoming president – Democrat or Republican – is not bound by any law or principle to respect the positions set out in the communiqué.
His profoundest desire, he said, was todie, to know, at last, “complete unconciousness, total nihility, a final end to dreaming, the last and only salvation.”
Nishitani thus explained the personal encounter with nihilism as an experience of the extreme relative nothingness of “nihility” or “vacuous nothingness” (kyomu), and for him the central task of
Yet the real breakthrough to a non-dualistic reaffirmation of the self and the world only occurs when the relative nothingness of nihility is in turn broken through to a genuine experience of Absolute Nothingness or true Emptiness on the “field of ÅÃ»nyatÃ¢.”
Visions of swirling galaxies filled his head, among which he and his friends and the Commonwealth entire were so insignificant as to constitute little but nihility.