to say nothing of love

to say nothing of


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  • conj. used by the speaker to mention another important, usually related, point; an apophasis


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  • Cappadocius, and Dardanus, and Pontus, and Asius, — to say nothing of the iron-hearted Charles the XIIth, whom the Countess of

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • The methods of detecting witches and the tortures to which suspected persons were subjected to force them to confess to imaginary crimes, employed in so-called civilised England and Scotland and also in America, to say nothing of countries in which the "Holy" Inquisition held undisputed sway, are almost too horrible to describe.

    Bygone Beliefs

  • The following day we sent word to Dr. Peck that I would preach the sermon at Ashton as he had asked, but we urged him to say nothing of the matter for the present, and Miss Foot and I also kept the secret locked in our breasts.

    The Story of a Pioneer

  • I can't say it's none of my biznai, because it was once: in my time, I've raided blacks from the Dahomey Coast, shipped 'em across the Middle Passage, driven them on a plantation - and run them to freedom on the Underground Railroad and across the Ohio ice-floes with a bullet in my rump, to say nothing of abetting J. B.'s lunatic scheme of establishing a black republic - in Virginia, of all places.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • And as Mr. Edwards further points out, since the day when Lord Campbell's book was published (between forty and fifty years ago), "every old deed or will, to say nothing of other legal papers, dated during the period of William Shakespeare's youth, has been scrutinized over half a dozen shires, and not one signature of the young man has been found."

    Is Shakespeare Dead?

  • But he would undergo much sharp self-denial and receive much "wherewith to scoleye" ere he got together so considerable a collection of "bokes grete and smale," to say nothing of instruments.

    Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages

  • The fruits of the harvest crowded the shelves and larders, and the garde-manger was bulbous with blood sausage, dried muttock, and nine varieties of salami, to say nothing of cheeses.

    Son of a Witch

  • The wood looked so inviting, and yet here I was carrying all that was left of my lifelong friend, Bors, to say nothing of my deep sorrow at the loss of Sarah Wace, whose countenance graced all in her presence.

    The Welkening

  • Since she divorced her perpetual-student husband, Rae had been seeing Willie Whelan, self-styled discount-jewelry king of northern California — to say nothing of former fence of stolen goods.

    Till the Butchers Cut Him Down

  • From which conformity, to say nothing of the mere observation of the resemblance which is in many respects useful, it is easy to gather and form this axiom — that the organs of the senses, and bodies which produce reflections to the senses, are of a like nature.

    The New Organon


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