come to nought

  • 1 come to nought — phrase to be unsuccessful All their plans came to nought. Thesaurus: to fail, or to stop being successfulsynonym Main entry: nought …

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  • 2 come to nought — verb To fail completely; to have no result The Bank of Englands anti inflation efforts will come to nought if the U.S. Federal Reserve refuse to join in the plan. Syn: come to nothing …

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  • 3 come to nought — to be unsuccessful All their plans came to nought …

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  • 4 nought — (n.) O.E. nowiht nothing, variant of nawiht (see NAUGHT (Cf. naught)). Meaning zero, cipher is from early 15c. Expression for nought in vain is late 13c. To come to nought is from 1590s …

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  • 5 nought — [[t]nɔ͟ːt[/t]] noughts (The spelling naught is also used for meaning 2.) 1) NUM Nought is the number 0. [mainly BRIT] Sales rose by nought point four per cent last month... Houses are graded from nought to ten for energy efficiency... When you… …

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  • 6 nought — UK [nɔːt] / US [nɔt] noun [countable] Word forms nought : singular nought plural noughts 1) maths zero 2) nothing • come to nought …

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  • 7 come to nothing — verb To fail completely; to have no result. The Bank of Englands anti inflation efforts will come to nothing if the U.S. Federal Reserve refuse to join in the plan. Syn: die in the ass, come to nought, go to shit …

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  • 8 nought — naught, nought Naught is an archaic or literary word meaning ‘nothing’ and it survives chiefly in phrases such as come to naught or set at naught. In BrE nought is the term for the digit 0 (zero in AmE). The game called noughts and crosses in BrE …

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  • 9 Dad and Dave Come to Town — Directed by Ken G. Hall Produced by Ken G. Hall Written by Bert Bailey Frank Harvey Based on story by …

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  • 10 Newman, John Henry — • Lengthy and admiring biography of Newman as a thinker, author, leader, and illustrious convert to Catholicism Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Newman, John Henry      …

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  • 11 John Henry Newman —     John Henry Newman     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► John Henry Newman     (1801 1890)     Cardinal Deacon of St. George in Velabro, divine, philosopher, man of letters, leader of the Tractarian Movement, and the most illustrious of English… …

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  • 12 Godfrey of Bouillon — (c. 1060, Boulogne sur Mer ndash; 18 July 1100, Jerusalem) was a medieval knight who was a leader of the First Crusade from 1096 until his death. He was the Lord of Bouillon, from which he took his byname, from 1076 and the Duke of Lower Lorraine …

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  • 13 Revelation 18 — 1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the… …

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  • 14 Acts 5 — 1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles feet. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath… …

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  • 15 Nicolaus Copernicus — Copernicus redirects here. For other uses, see Copernicus (disambiguation). Nicolaus Copernicus …

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  • 16 Full translation of the Behistun Inscription — The following translation of the Behistun Inscription was made by L.W. King and R.C. Thompson [ The sculptures and inscription of Darius the Great on the rock of Behistûn in Persia , 1907 London. (I have made some minor changes and added the… …

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  • 17 Isaiah 8 — 1 Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man s pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz. 2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah. 3 And I went unto …

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  • 18 Riches — Rich es, n. pl. [OE. richesse, F. richesse, from riche rich, of German origin. See {Rich},a.] 1. That which makes one rich; an abundance of land, goods, money, or other property; wealth; opulence; affluence. [1913 Webster] Riches do not consist… …

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  • 19 go to shit — verb To completely fail; to have no result. All his hard work went to shit when the company filed for bankruptcy. Syn: come to nought, come to nothing, die in the ass …

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  • 20 die in the ass — verb a) To fail to function properly. My computer died in the ass yesterday when I tried to turn it on. b) To be left unresolved. Our plans to go to France died in the ass. Syn: come to nought, come to nothing, go to shit …

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