nothing of the sort


: 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."

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Unfortunately, the paper of Black et al contains nothing of the sort. James Freeman, WSJ, 3 May 2022 With a laugh, Thomas admitted nothing of the sort has happened to him. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 1 Nov. 2022 This apparent call for regime change in Moscow, was, we were instantly told, nothing of the sort. Gerard Baker, WSJ, 28 Mar. 2022 White spoke publicly for the first time on Wednesday, however, and said the reality is nothing of the sort. Mike Bohn, USA TODAY, 27 Jan. 2022 Facebook, Google and others who live off the algorithmic revenues from such tracking do nothing of the sort. Zak Doffman, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 But fear not, cetyl alcohol is nothing of the sort. Devon Abelman, Allure, 17 July 2021 There was nothing of the sort before the Stars-Avalanche game, and no demonstrations during the national anthems. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 27 Aug. 2020 What’s framed as a favor for the newly unemployed is nothing of the sort. Stephen Ford, WSJ, 26 July 2021 See More

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“Nothing of the sort.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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