aut Caesar, aut nihil
- either a Caesar or nothing; all or nothing.
vox et praeterea nihil
- a voice and nothing more.
ex nihilo nihil fit
- nothing is created from nothing.
Examples from the Web for nihil
Why in the world have I waited till the day your Libra gets its nihil obstat from Christopher Lemondrop* to send you a note.William Gaddis’s Letter of Praise to Don DeLillo
March 15, 2013
I mean it depends on his permission; his imprimatur; his nihil obstat.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
But if hostilities are happily averted, with what propriety can it be said that Nihil fit?
Nihil humanum a me alienum puto; I am curious about even John Smith.The Biglow Papers
James Russell Lowell
Their warmth of human sympathy, their "nihil alienum" attitude; nay!Visions and Revisions
John Cowper Powys
Fellow-citizens, let's giv three cheers for Nihil, the man who fit!The Complete Works of Artemus Ward
Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
- nil; nothing
Word Origin and History for nihil
Latin, literally "nothing" (see nil). Phrase nihil obstat "nothing stands in the way" printed on first pages of a Catholic work indicates its official approval.