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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TPP None the wiser They say it's easy to be wise after the event - so how come, after Makfi, I'm feeling no wiser at all?
Time after time, the deadlines have passed and we're none the wiser.
The person I spoke to suggested that, if the foam had been in a black plastic bag, the bin men would have been none the wiser and the rubbish would have been taken away.
However, at the close of play everybody was still none the wiser.
After reading them they were none the wiser on what school would be a good place to send their kids.
Jockey Club officials are none the wiser as to whether champion trainer Martin Pipe will attend a scheduled hearing tomorrow over his refusal to allow a horse to be dope-tested at Haydock last week.
Parents say they are none the wiser after a second meeting into plans for a major education overhaul.
Call me a simpleton but when a friend tried to explain it to me I was still none the wiser.
Clients of Robson Brown, however, were none the wiser as the team donned wellies and rescued documents before fielding calls in a room well away from the flood.
A few steps later he was out the door, with librarians none the wiser.
The Hughleys" (UPN): Entire episode demeans companion animals, most notably when Hughley buys a "replacement" dog for his neighbor after the dog dies while in his care -- insensitively thinking the neighbor would be none the wiser.
The fact that you, a bright well-informed chap that you no doubt are, were still none the wiser, proves that they have failed.
The lively re-telling is set in the 1950s, but still of course centres on the interplay between Hero and Claudio and the "merry war" of words with the older but none the wiser Beatrice and Benedick, all wilfully manipulated by the Machiavellian Don John.
The centre-half is on loan at Coventry until the end of January but is still none the wiser whether he will remain at the Ricoh Arena beyond that.
Although Baker was none the wiser before the event, things could have been different as the Tannoy system had relayed the details of the first race, including the race title.