Origin of iota
Examples from the Web for iota
Couch was not sentenced to an iota of time in a juvenile detention center or prison.
In this crisis, there were no hands on deck—no one willing to budge one iota from their respective ideological corners.Ex-Republican Congressman: Shutdown Is a ‘Dangerous Game’|Steve LaTourette|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When I look at Netanyahu and Barak, I don't see an iota of leadership qualities in either of them.
They have no toys and not one iota of affection and connections with staff, which leads to attachment issues.Russia’s Adoption Ban Is Cruel and Vindictive to All|Dr. Jane Aronson|December 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Any attempt to encroach on it, even by an iota, will ultimately lead to our enslavement by a federal tyranny.Gun-Control Foes Misunderstand the Intent of the Second Amendment|Jack Schwartz|December 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Iota is informed that the Chloride of Barium, used in about the same proportion as common salt, will give the tint he desires.
It is all pure conjecture, he says, and there is not an iota of proof in it.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
Never go there, Coz, if you wish to retain an iota of your womanhood.Idle Hour Stories|Eugenia Dunlap Potts
The door was barred on the other side, and did not yield an iota to Dick's cautious pressure.
The four years' schooling had not changed Billjim one iota as far as character went.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls|Various
British Dictionary definitions for iota
Word Origin for iota
Word Origin and History for iota
"very small amount," 1630s, figurative use of iota, ninth and smallest letter in the Greek alphabet. Modern use is after Matt. v:18 (see jot), but iota in classical Greek also was proverbially used of anything very small. The letter name is from Semitic (cf. Hebrew yodh).
Medicine definitions for iota
Idioms and Phrases with iota
see not one iota.