Sentence Examples


  • The national debt was practically nil until c. 1855, and the debt contracted thereafter owes its existence almost wholly to railway construction.
  • His confession that he had known only twenty happy days in his long reign is perhaps a moral tale, to be classed with the "omnia fui, et nil expedit" of Septimius Severus.
  • If the political results of the mission were nil, the value to geographical science was immense; for though no geographer himself, Sadlier's route across Arabia made it possible for the first time to locate the principal places in something like their proper relative positions; incidentally, too, it showed the practicability of a considerable body of regular troops crossing the deserts of Nejd even in the months of July and August.
  • Part, along the Shatt-en-Nil, two great storehouses are indicated.
  • Of the ruin mounds of Warka (anc. Erech), near the east bank of the Shatt-en-Nil canal.
 

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