nowhither

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

no +‎ whither

Adverb[edit]

nowhither (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) nowhere; to no place.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 3, ch. I, Phenomena
      This stuffed rump of mine saves not me only from rheumatism, but you also from what other isms! In this your Life-pilgrimage Nowhither, a fine Squallacci marching-music, and Gregorian Chant, accompanies you, and the hollow Night of Orcus is well hid!
    • 1913, Clara Elizabeth Laughlin, The work-a-day girl: a study of some present day conditions
      Other paths had looked as promising and had led nowhither. Nevertheless, she tried this one.