- nothingness; nonexistence.
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Examples from the Web for nihility
The soul is a unity without a duality, and there is no possibility of its nihility.
When we reach the latter, we feel an almost irresistible inclination to class it with spirit, or with nihility.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
Nor is there any one, I suppose, who has passed the meridian of life, who has not at some moments felt the nihility of all things.Zoonomia, Vol. II</p>
I was sleeping the eternal, dreamless sleep so deeply; I was at last enjoying such sweet repose amidst the delights of nihility!The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Eternity is not of longer duration than one second spent in nihility.
- the state or condition of being nothing; nothingness; nullity
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Word Origin and History for nihility
1670s, from Medieval Latin nihilitas, from nihil "nothing at all" (see nil).
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