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From Middle English nowhider, from Old English nāhwider. Analyzable as no +‎ whither.


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!
    • 1869, George MacDonald, The Seaboard Parish:
      They come nowhence, and they go nowhither. But now I see them and all things as ever moving symbols of the motions of man's spirit and destiny.
    • 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.