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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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Even when a kind is divided, Aristotle can sometimes consider all members of the kind in subsequent sections of the text.
Owing to the truth behind this statement, we might further ask, "Does it matter that any of the kinds Aristotle recognizes are identified as [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]?
So, for example, if a particular electron were to lose the disposition to behave like an electron, then this object could no longer be of the kind electron.
The subject could stipulate that the term refers to the kind by pointing to a sample of the kind and saying, "this solid/liquid/gas is called t", where the force of this is to say that x is t iff x is of the same solid/liquid/gaseous kind as most of the stuff her community has called t.
JB: Maybe Carlo was an example of the kind of writer they were trying to get at, or Ricard, But what were you looking for in terms of writing?
We might be wrong about the properties of the kind being named; water might turn out not to be colorless and tasteless even though we think it is.
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.
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.
It is precisely here, at this juncture, that we get our first glimpse of the kinds of change implied in Modern art.