none other than

Definition of none other than

  1. —used to show that one is surprised or impressed by the person or thing one is about to mention It turns out I was sitting next to none other than the founder of the magazine.

Word by Word Definitions

noneplay
  1. :  not any

    :  not one :  nobody

    :  not any such thing or person

  1. :  not any :  no

  1. :  by no means :  not at all

    :  in no way :  to no extent

  1. :  the fifth of the canonical hours

otherplay
  1. :  being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included

    :  being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or implied

    :  second

  1. :  one that remains of two or more

    :  a thing opposite to or excluded by something else

    :  a different or additional one

  1. :  one of two that remains

    :  each preceding one

    :  a different or additional one

  1. :  otherwise


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