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Word: nonsense

Definition: speech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail

Sentences Containing 'nonsense'

'I know they're talking nonsense,' Alice thought to herself: 'and it's foolish to cry about it.'
'It would be better for yourself, and all of us, if you WERE mercenary, Mr. Copperfield--I mean, if you were more discreet and less influenced by all this youthful nonsense.
'My dear tutor,' said I (now, really, without any nonsense), 'to whom I owe more obligations already than I ever can acknowledge--' 'No, no,' interposed the Doctor.
'My dearest,' I remonstrated, 'don't talk preposterous nonsense!
'Now, my own Dora,' said I, 'you are very childish, and are talking nonsense.
And though it may be the chief object of such books to amuse, I do not know how they can succeed, when they are so full of such monstrous nonsense.
Anthony Nutting recalled that Eden told him, "What's all this nonsense about isolating Nasser or 'neutralising' him as you call it?
But joking aside, though; do you know, Rose-bud, that it's all nonsense trying to get any oil out of such whales?
But she couldn't help thinking to herself, 'What dreadful nonsense we ARE talking!'
Byrne continuously listened to his recorded scatting until convinced that he was no longer "hearing nonsense".
Dell'Utri has dismissed Spatuzza's allegations as "nonsense".
Even more fortunately the matter is listed before the Hon'ble Chief Justice of India himself, a judge who is renowned for his integrity, diligence and a no nonsense approach.
Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies, do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.
He also stated that "life is more difficult for them Jews than for Muslims, but to suggest they inhabit a totalitarian hell is self-serving nonsense."
He had assured her, he said, that it was all nonsense; and he had nothing more to say to her.
He has written a book, "The No-Nonsense Guide to Religion" published by "New Internationalist" magazine in March 2010 as part of its No-Nonsense Guides series.
He was later claimed to have said, "it's all nonsense; you will have to drive the Mormons out yet."
Hush, for heaven's sake, be rational and let's have no more nonsense."
I mentioned what they had said about her, and she laughed, and told me they were impudent fellows who talked nonsense--but I knew it pleased her.
I remember that I thought a good deal, and in an uneasy sort of way, about Mr. Peggotty having said that she was getting on to be a woman; but I decided that was nonsense.
I suppose sense in certain quarters; you suppose mincing bread and butter nonsense.
If Spanish pop seems to make no sense at times, than this takes nonsense to the next level."
In 2010, Penn commented: "You know, you could not have gone through the Second World War with all that nonsense with Russia being an ally and then being the big black monster.
In fact, Kramar argues, Weibel's borrowings from theory are so much "nonsense [Blödsinn] on stilts".
In his notes for "The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3", Bauldie describes the song as "a typical combination of nonsense and fun, just for the hell of it, really ..."; author Oliver Trager likewise describes it as a "nonsense" song.
It was indeed unique – instantly recognisable, no-nonsense and authoritative.
Known as a tough, no-nonsense player, Ott was a former wrestler who was not afraid to use those skills on a baseball diamond.
Miss Bingley warmly resented the indignity he had received, in an expostulation with her brother for talking such nonsense.
Mrs. Bennet said only,``Nonsense, nonsense!''
No nonsense, my good fellow; silver simply, round coins with the head of some monarch or other on them.
observed my mother, rousing herself from a reverie, 'what nonsense you talk!'
Of all Byron's melodious nonsense about Don Quixote, the most nonsensical statement is that "'t is his virtue makes him mad!"
Opposers say that he represents a lost generation of young artists who sing nonsense, and has nothing but nice beats.
She talks such nonsense about its being necessary for the day to be aired, before I come out.
That would be nonsense--' The Red Queen shook her head, 'You may call it "nonsense" if you like,' she said, 'but I'VE heard nonsense, compared with which that would be as sensible as a dictionary!'
The case is so hopeless, and I feel that I am wallowing in such a bog of nonsense, that I give up all idea of getting out, and abandon myself to my fate.
The composition, which has been characterized as a "nonsense" song, was copyrighted in 1973 with lyrics that differ noticeably from those on the recording itself.
The duke bristles up now, and says: "Oh, let UP on this cussed nonsense; do you take me for a blame' fool?
The hero is a no-nonsense representational artist from Tennessee, who, transplanted to Paris, meets a crowd of pretentious types in a Montparnasse garret.
The nonsense word "hutsefluts" is a placeholder for just about any proper name.
The word "minchiate" comes from a dialect word meaning "nonsense" or "trifle".
This sounded nonsense to Alice, so she said nothing, but set off at once towards the Red Queen.
This sounded nonsense, but Alice very obediently got up, and carried the dish round, and the cake divided itself into three pieces as she did so.
When it appeared that the mark has had as much nonsense as he or she could tolerate, Kennedy delivered his punchline: "You've been X'ed!".
With your good sense, to be so honestly blind to the follies and nonsense of others!
``And who has filled your head with all this nonsense?''
``Do you consider the forms of introduction, and the stress that is laid on them, as nonsense?
``Nonsense,''retorted the baroness;``you could not have entertained any alarm on the subject, because you are perfectly well aware that I have had for a month in my service the very best coachman in Paris.
``Nonsense,''returned Danglars,``I tell you again I have nothing whatever to do with it; besides, you know very well that I tore the paper to pieces.''
``Why, what nonsense are you telling us?''

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