think nothing of


: to not hesitate at all about (doing something that other people think is very difficult or dangerous)
She thinks nothing of running 10 miles.

Examples of think nothing of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the ayatollah’s decade in power left behind a lasting legacy of summary executions and abuse, endorsed by clerics in the judiciary, some of whom still think nothing of having the blood of thousands of their political opponents on their hands. Kasra Naji, Foreign Affairs, 17 Aug. 2016 Americans think nothing of dropping a few ice cubes into tall glasses of tea to ward off the heat of a hot summer day…. Brianne Kane, Scientific American, 8 Dec. 2023 His contentment unfortunately proves short-lived, since the entire town is being terrorized by a gang of rampaging Camorra thugs who think nothing of setting fire to the fishmonger’s store and torturing the policeman in front of his terrified wife and little girl. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Aug. 2023 The Agta forager, by contrast, would think nothing of stopping for a long midday nap if the sun were hot and the game proved hard to track. Cal Newport, The New Yorker, 2 Nov. 2022 The project will have competition for gay dollars from Columbus, where the L.G.B.T.Q. scene is bigger and, thanks to Ohio State University, younger — a reason many Clevelanders think nothing of driving two hours to see its drag shows or take in one of the country’s biggest Pride parades. Erik Piepenburg, New York Times, 28 Oct. 2022 Swimming might not be top of your agenda when visiting Scandinavia but many locals think nothing of jumping in a fjord to cool off on a sunny day. David Nikel, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 However, some neighbors think nothing of playing their music loudly in the pool area. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 8 Apr. 2022 His maneuvers are bolstered by murderous assaults on his opponents by the squadristi, armed thugs who think nothing of executing a man in front of his children or clubbing to death a priest who urges Catholics to resist fascism. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2022

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