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amount to nothing

To result in no tangible or appreciable difference. Well, all of our efforts amounted to nothing in the end, really: the bank decided to foreclose on us regardless of the money we raised.
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You will find parallel cases, if you consult my index, in Andover in '77, and there was something of the sort at The Hague last year.
There was the affair in the Latin Commons at Andover when Calhoun and I had put gunpowder in the stove--and nearly killed one of the masters.
Sir Luke de Ponynges, Sir Thomas West, Sir Maurice de Bruin, Sir Arthur Lipscombe, Sir Walter Ramsey, and stout Sir Oliver Buttesthorn were all marching south with levies from Andover, Arlesford, Odiham and Winchester, while from Sussex came Sir John Clinton, Sir Thomas Cheyne, and Sir John Fallislee, with a troop of picked men-at-arms, making for their port at Southampton.
Today they have voted to pass legislation that, over time, amounts to nothing more than a tax increase for working families and a permanent tax cut for major corporations.
Thus, the noise from HRW amounts to nothing more than unwarranted nuisance,' he said.
As ever, at the end of the day many of us, like it or not, benefit from what amounts to nothing much less than slave labour.
SIR - Refusing to even stand while the national anthem of any country is being played or sung amounts to nothing more than truculent immaturity, but Robyn Lewis informs us that that is what he used to do when he was a (privileged) pupil at an English boarding school.
This amounts to nothing less than corporate welfare.
It amounts to nothing more than mindless thuggery," they said.
Hardly surprising as the concept amounts to nothing more than a sticking plaster being placed over a gaping financial wound.
Fines are in line with similar transgressions that have happened in the past, but these unnamed front office people are of the opinion that, in this regard, the Knicks' history of holding these secret workouts should have been dealt with more strongly instead of only resulting in a penalty that they feel amounts to nothing more than a slap on the wrist.
THE dirty deal done by our Government amounts to nothing short of economic Armageddon.
RMT union general secretary Bob Crow said: "The most modern section of the UK rail network has been sold off for a song in what amounts to nothing more than a fire sale of the family silver to prop up the financial deficit caused by the bankers and speculators in the first place.
We urge the Saudi Arabian authorities not to carry out such a punishment, which amounts to nothing less than torture.
IT amounts to nothing less than anti-terrorism on the never-never.