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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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He had certainly seen everything and with each curl of his lip, he declared that it amounted to nothing.
Failure was unimportant and success amounted to nothing.
It was, however, evident to both father and son that their walk amounted to nothing less than a punishment.
During the day they fed plentifully upon the beasts of prey which they killed in protection of the herd, so that their keep amounted to nothing at all.
The employers helping, a few of the known union men were flung out of the bread-lines; but that amounted to nothing.
Only one little gleam of hope did I get--and yet it amounted to nothing.
With this latest ruling of the current Supreme Court, past rulings have amounted to nothing more than total nonsense
He added: "I had been suffering from a back injury but my medical at Rangers amounted to nothing more than touching my toes
Francis Jeffers' goal sparked a late revival but Gerrard would be key in ensuring it amounted to nothing.
The confrontations have become commonplace since Japan nationalised the East China Sea islands in September, a move it insisted amounted to nothing more than a change of ownership of what was already Japanese territory.
Fears there would be trouble at a loyalist demo at Glasgow's George Square amounted to nothing.
Stoke City's interest in Richard Dunne amounted to nothing in the end, while Wolves' eyeing up of Glenn Whelan fizzled out too.
He criticized the new Prime Minister for ignoring justice and that his 17 page essay amounted to nothing in terms of first year of political science major.
Gingrich, who is in the midst of a 17-stop tour of Iowa, said Ryan's budget plan, which passed earlier this year by House Republicans, was "too big of a jump" and amounted to nothing more than "right-wing social engineering.
Given the uncertainty over payment of this prize money, and the assurances that have so far amounted to nothing, I'm sure players will have concerns about participating in the future," Marsh said.