none the

idiom

used in phrases with adjectives such as worse, better, etc., to say that someone or something is not any worse, better, etc., than before
often + for
We had to change our plans, but we were none the worse for it in the end.
She's been traveling constantly for the past several weeks, but she seems to be none the worse for wear.
The restaurant replaced the lobster with crab and the customers were none the wiser.

Examples of none the in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Left a gate in the fence around a facility patio unlocked, so residents could leave with caregivers none the wiser. Sahana Jayaraman, The Arizona Republic, 21 Mar. 2024 The Kremlin also had Tu-22M3 heavy bombers conduct five flights over the Baltic Sea in 2023, compared with none the previous year. Milda Seputyte, Bloomberg.com, 7 Mar. 2024 The reality is the US is a net beneficiary of FDI, and so are most of the individual states, but that’s no fun to talk about on the campaign trail, so unfortunately voters will be none the wiser. Courtney Fingar, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 That said, the driving experience is more GT than sportscar, but none the worse for that. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 14 Aug. 2023 Not as pretty as the magazine but tasty none the less. Pam Lolley, Southern Living, 30 Dec. 2023 At Dell, there is a single multifaith group with six religions represented but no faith-specific communities — at least none the company officially recognizes. Jennifer Miller, New York Times, 22 Sep. 2023 Those intended for outdoor use are more heavy-duty and can stay outside day and night and be none the worse for wear. Sarah Wolf Halverson, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Sep. 2023 Victoria — possessed of outstanding manners — picked up her own finger bowl and duly drank from it: so that her guest would be none the wiser. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 11 Sep. 2023

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“None the.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/none%20the. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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