nothing of the kind

idiom

: not at all like the thing mentioned : nothing like the thing mentioned
"He's really pretty arrogant, isn't he?" "No! He's nothing of the kind. He's a very friendly and helpful man."
This technology is completely new. Nothing of the kind has ever been seen before.

Examples of nothing of the kind in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though Napoleon’s troops were accused of defacing the sphinx nothing of the kind ever occurred. Zenger News, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 But Justice Antonin Scalia’s 5-4 majority opinion said nothing of the kind. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2022 Surveillance footage from a nearby store showed nothing of the kind. Danyoung Kim, The New Yorker, 2 June 2022 In truth, it’s been nothing of the kind. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2021 The title of Josh Lambert’s book suggests that this surge of activity was organized, that there was a Jewish Literary Mafia, when the author believes nothing of the kind. Joseph Epstein, WSJ, 29 July 2022 Roe, emphatically, did nothing of the kind. Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 25 June 2022 There’s nothing of the kind in London, no 3000-seaters. Fred Bronson, Variety, 26 May 2022 Although competitors such as Waymo and Cruise have debuted limited-scale robotaxi networks, Tesla has done nothing of the kind. Brian Contreras, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2022

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“Nothing of the kind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nothing%20of%20the%20kind. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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