Origin of no one
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MORE ABOUT NO ONE
What does no one mean?
No one means the same thing as nobody—no person or not anyone, as in No one knows or Trust no one.
No one is used as a pronoun. Unlike most other pronouns, which are used in place of referring to a person or thing by name, no one refers to a nonexistent person.
When it’s used as the subject of a clause or sentence, it’s always used with a singular verb, even if it does the job of referring to multiple people, as in I invited 12 people, but no one is coming (not no one are coming).
Sometimes, it’s hyphenated as no-one, which reflects the fact that it’s typically used as if it were one word—it’s almost always interchangeable with nobody. (The form noone isn’t commonly used, probably because it’s hard to read.)
Sometimes, you might see the words no and one appear together in a way that’s not intended to be a single term, as in No one person should have that much power.
Example: Everyone is talking about it, but no one actually saw it happen.
Where does no one come from?
The first records of the term no one come from around 1600. It’s a simple combination of no and one, in which one refers to a person. For this reason, no one is always used in reference to people and never to things.
The words anyone, someone, and everyone use one in the same way.
No one’s close synonym nobody is sometimes used to mean “an unimportant person,” as in I don’t want to be a nobody, but no one isn’t typically used in this way.
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What are some other forms related to no one?
- no-one (hyphenated alternate spelling)
- noone (uncommon alternate spelling)
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How is no one used in real life?
No one is extremely common. It’s almost always interchangeable with nobody.
no one ever tells you how often you'll whisper "righty tighty, lefty loosey" to yourself as an adult and they really should
— Lane Moore👉4/9 NYC (@hellolanemoore) February 21, 2021
water is like the oldest beverage ever and somehow has no nickname. no one is ever like "sure could go for a cup of that clear" or whatever. huge oversight imo
— Trey Smith (@SlimiHendrix) September 21, 2020
Try using no one!
Which of the following sentences uses no one with the correct verb form?
A. No one actually like going to the dentist—they go to keep their teeth healthy.
B. No one actually likes going to the dentist—they go to keep their teeth healthy.
How to use no one in a sentence
We just have to look at things that no one has to see every day.
We honor treaties that date back some 200 years despite no one being alive who signed those treaties.'Uncomfortable truth’: The new push for a slavery reparations commission in Congress|DeNeen L. Brown|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
Although no one could have imagined it at the time, the 1996 legislation made possible the explosive growth of the modern internet.Twenty-Six Words Created the Internet. What Will It Take to Save It?|Stephen Engelberg|February 9, 2021|ProPublica
Although the name change is one of the most significant actions the club has taken in years, no one talked about the name change before or after the vote other than to discuss the mechanics of the vote.Stein Club changes name to Capital Stonewall Democrats|Lou Chibbaro Jr.|February 9, 2021|Washington Blade
What that means is that startups can use state filings in lieu of federal filings, and those are essentially invisible since literally no one besides me and a few other journalists in the world read state securities filings.
Added to drinking water at concentrations of around one part per million, fluoride ions stick to dental plaque.
In his view, a writer has only one duty: to be present in his books.
Yet this, in the end, is a book from which one emerges sad, gloomy, disenchanted, at least if we agree to take it seriously.
The fear of violence should not determine what one does or does not say.
The al Qaeda-linked gunmen shot back, but only managed to injure one officer before they were taken out.
Practise gliding in the form of inflection, or slide, from one extreme of pitch to another.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
He alludes to it as one of their evil customs and used by them to produce insensibility.
There was a rumor that Alessandro and his father had both died; but no one knew anything certainly.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Truth is a torch, but one of enormous size; so that we slink past it in rather a blinking fashion for fear it should burn us.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Under the one-sixth they appear as slender, highly refractive fibers with double contour and, often, curled or split ends.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd