What does the word nonentity mean?

Usage examples for nonentity

  1. Why should there be an external restraint imposed upon a mere nonentity? – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. Neal, pause, I beseech you; otherwise you stand a strong chance of becoming a nonentity like myself. – Stories by English Authors: Ireland by Various
  3. 373. So the word nothing, when taken positively for nonentity, or that which does not exist, may be followed by an other negative; as, " First, seat him somewhere, and derive his race, Or else conclude that nothing has no place." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown