nothing of the sort

idiom

: nothing like that
used to object to something or to deny something
"I'm quitting school." "You'll do nothing of the sort!"
"You said you would give me a loan." "I said nothing of the sort."

Examples of nothing of the sort in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet the thought that brought the most dread was that there would be nothing of the sort, only generous accounts. Nicolette Polek, Harper's Magazine, 22 May 2024 Or maybe nothing of the sort happens, and the coming weeks surprise us in wholly unexpected ways. Philip Elliott, TIME, 30 May 2024 The new interface doesn't offer faster or more efficient charging, faster pairing, or more secure magnets—nothing of the sort. Julian Chokkattu, WIRED, 8 May 2024 But the $400,000 Baldwin earmarked for Briarpatch Youth Services would be used for nothing of the sort, Baldwin's office told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawrence Andrea, Journal Sentinel, 21 Mar. 2024 For years, nothing of the sort existed on the right to respond. The Editors, National Review, 19 Sep. 2023 There’s no mention of the NBA, NBA players, the Jazz, Jazz fans, games on the sabbath … no, nothing of the sort. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Aug. 2023 In the end, Archer’s testimony—taken that afternoon, released later in the week—did nothing of the sort. Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 7 Aug. 2023 The orchestra gave him its all, with especially eloquent solos from oboist Erin Hannigan and clarinetist Gregory Raden. Ligeti, who lived from 1923 to 2006, became known for dense avant-garde scores, but there’s nothing of the sort in the early Romanian Concerto. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 27 May 2023

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“Nothing of the sort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nothing%20of%20the%20sort. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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