whit

Part of speech: noun

The smallest particle; speck.

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Usage examples "whit":

  1. This map is the best ever published, and its authenticity is in no whit inferior to its mere artistic excellence. - "The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852", Ben Casseday.
  2. This strong measure was not a whit more effectual than its predecessors which had been thundered against the Yankees, and William Kieft was preparing to follow it up with something still more formidable, when he received intelligence of other invaders on his southern frontier, who had taken possession of the banks of the Schuylkill, and built a fort there. - "Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete", Washington Irving.
  3. All this is around and within us, and yet no whit of it do we distinctly perceive. - "Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic", Henri Bergson.