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nothing of the kind

Nothing that is similar to, close to, or like what was said or is in question. A: "Bill, are you planning on laying off a bunch of staff!" B: "No, nothing of the kind. We're just exploring options to reduce our expenditures each month, that's all." A: "Did you tell Mary that we were buying her a puppy for Christmas?" B: "I said nothing of the kind! I just asked her if it was something she might like." If taxpayers have been hoping for a bit of extra cash in their pockets after the tax reform bill the president signed today, they should expect nothing of the kind.
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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!
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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]
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nothing of the ˈkind/ˈsort

(informal) not at all as somebody said or as you expected: The brochure said it would be a beginners’ course but it’s nothing of the sort.I said nothing of the kind. She completely misunderstood me.
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On the face of it, however, not all of the kinds Aristotle identifies are strictly morphological.
The qualification "most" reflects the fact that on rare occasions a term for a natural kind may be introduced on the basis of theoretical considerations even though no instances of the kind have been encountered.
Thus far I have said only that to avoid the mistaken optimism of older essentialism, one must say there is more to a property's being essential than its figuring in "our concept" of the kind. But what more?(4)
The properties that might be thought essential to any given kind fall into two categories: the properties that appear to characterize other kinds as well, perhaps with equal necessity, and the properties (or combinations of properties) which appear distinctive of the kind in question.
A Red Delicious can be an instance of the kind Red Delicious and it can also be an instance of the kind apple.
Krauss is concerned to present Modernism less in terms of its history than its structure, which she seeks to represent by means of a kind of diagram: "It |is~ more interesting to think of modernism as a graph or table than a history." The "table" is a square with diagonally connected corners, of the kind most likely to be familiar to readers as the Square of Opposition, found in elementary logic texts since the mid-19th century.
The only respect in which "You can do everything" is true is that of a philosophy of art history of the kind I have tried to develop here, but it is consistent with this that all sorts of causes, political and otherwise, should be entering into the explanation of art.
The weakly natural kinds described in this paper, on the other hand, have defining features that are implicit in the identification of the kinds. This contrast is marked as one between the hidden essences of traditional natural kinds, and the "bare essences" of the kinds actually found in the biological sciences.
The voices - in terms of their dictions, the tonalities, the specifics of the kinds of stories they tell - are very different.
Rich: I think there's been a great denial of the kinds of poets and poetries that could speak to a lot more people.
It is precisely here, at this juncture, that we get our first glimpse of the kinds of change implied in Modern art.