Synonyms for nihility

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nahy-hil-i-tee, nee-
Phonetic Transcription : naɪˈhɪl ɪ ti, ni-

Définition of nihility

Origin :
  • 1670s, from Medieval Latin nihilitas, from nihil "nothing at all" (see nil).
  • noun nothingness
Example sentences :
  • The soul is a unity without a duality, and there is no possibility of its nihility.
  • Extract from : « The Yoga-Vasishtha Maharamayana of Valmiki, vol. 3 (of 4) part 2 (of 2) » by Valmiki
  • When we reach the latter, we feel an almost irresistible inclination to class it with spirit, or with nihility.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Edgar Allan Poe » by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Nor is there any one, I suppose, who has passed the meridian of life, who has not at some moments felt the nihility of all things.
  • Extract from : « Zoonomia, Vol. II » by Erasmus Darwin
  • I was sleeping the eternal, dreamless sleep so deeply; I was at last enjoying such sweet repose amidst the delights of nihility!
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • Eternity is not of longer duration than one second spent in nihility.
  • Extract from : « Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille » by Emile Zola

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