none the wiser


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none the wiser

not knowing any more in spite of events or exposure to facts. I was none the wiser about black holes after the lecture. It was a complete waste of time. Anne tried to explain the situation tactfully to Bob, but in the end, he was none the wiser.
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none the wiser

Knowing no more than before, as in He tried to explain the tax structure, but in the end I was none the wiser. [Early 1800s]
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However, at the close of play everybody was still none the wiser.
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Mr Smith," interrupted the judge, "I have been listening to you with great patience but, I must confess, I'm none the wiser.
Thanks love," said the old lady, clambering on board, none the wiser but happy as Larry.
We are none the wiser over the future but the vibes we are getting are that we are not going to be there,' said Ford.