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nothing of the kind

 
1. no; absolutely not. I didn't tear your jacket—nothing of the kind! Did I break your vase? Nothing of the kind!
2. nothing like that. That's not true. We did nothing of the kind! She did nothing of the kind! She wasn't even there!
See also: kind, nothing, of

nothing of the kind

Also, nothing of the sort.
1. No, certainly not, as in Did you push Charlie?-Nothing of the kind! or Do you think the kids were trying to shoplift?-Nothing of the sort. [Second half of 1800s]
2. Not at all like what is mentioned or expected, as in They thought we would look them up, but we'd intended nothing of the kind. [Second half of 1800s]
See also: kind, nothing, of
References in classic literature ?
Oh, no, nothing of the sort, I assure you," Sheldon began with awkward haste, fearful of having offended, though he knew not how.
I had expected that the valet would be dismissed when I appeared, but nothing of the sort happened.
I shall do nothing of the sort,' said the Mouse, getting up and walking away.
You will do nothing of the sort," Thomson objected firmly.
Nothing of the sort had ever occurred before to any young ladies in the place, within her memory; no rencontre, no alarm of the kind;and now it had happened to the very person, and at the very hour, when the other very person was chancing to pass by to rescue her
Why is it, sometimes, that sweet odours seem to be blowing through a courtyard where nothing of the sort can be?
Nothing of the sort, for not a soul appeared but a sanginary-looking boy asleep under the current bushes.
It would have been foolish to stand upon our dignity in a place where there was hardly room to stand upon our feet, so we did nothing of the sort.
For aught I know you may have extravagant aristocratic habits: if you have, drop them; I tolerate nothing of the sort here, and I will never give you a shilling extra, whatever liabilities you may incur--mind that.
In another house, the entrance of a stranger might cause surprise-- perhaps anger, even going so far as to expel the said stranger with violence: but here, I knew, nothing of the sort could happen.
As to my supplying you with a thousand pounds, or only half that sum, I can do nothing of the sort.
said Dorothy, indignantly; "we're nothing of the sort.
Dolly looked coldly at Anna; she was waiting now for phrases of conventional sympathy, but Anna said nothing of the sort.
I have inherited instincts which have been refined and cultivated, perhaps over-cultivated by breeding and associations - you are troubled with nothing of the sort.
I assert, on the authority of the newspaper, that nothing of the sort has happened, and that the chances are all in favor of his being still a living man.