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nowhere

adverb
     
no‧where S2
1 not in any place or to any place
nowhere to go/live/sit etc
I have no job and nowhere to live.
Nowhere is drug abuse more of a problem than in the US.
2

get/go nowhere

to have no success or make no progress:
The proposal went nowhere in the Senate.
get nowhere with somebody/something
He was getting nowhere with the Bentley case.
get somebody nowhere
A negative attitude will get you nowhere.
I soon realized that being tough was getting me nowhere fast (=was not helping me achieve anything).
3

be nowhere to be seen/found

also be nowhere in sight to not be in a place, or not be seen or found there:
Typical - another street crime and the police are nowhere to be seen.
4

nowhere near

a) a long way from a particular place:
He swore he was nowhere near her house on the night she died.
b) not at all
nowhere near ready/full/finished etc
The building's nowhere near finished.
She's nowhere near as pretty as you are.
5

out of/from nowhere

happening or appearing suddenly and without warning:
In the last few seconds, Gunnell came from nowhere to win another gold medal.
From out of nowhere he asks me to marry him!
! Do not use another negative word (e.g. 'not') with nowhere. Use anywhere with not: We had nowhere to go. | We didn't have anywhere to go.

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