None of your business.
None of my classmates survived the war.
None of us is ready.
None dared to do it.
Many letters were received but none were answered.
I want none of it, none of the money is left.
None the worse for wear, none the wiser.
He is none too ill.
The jeans looked none the better for having been washed.
Of none effect.
An example of none used as an adverb is in the phrase "none happy," which means not happy at all.
An example of none used as an adjective is in the phrase "Thou shalt go with none other men but your husband," which means no male friendships for wives except with her husband.
An example of none used as a pronoun is in the sentence, "None of them were ready to eat," which means that no one was ready to eat.
I felt none the worse for my recent illness.
He was none too pleased with the delays in the program that was supposed to be his legacy.
Now don't you worry none.
None of the books is interesting.
- the actual or veryStanding in the elevator was none other than the mayor.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of none
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English none, noon, non (“not one"), from Old English nān (“not one, not any, none"), from ne (“not") + ān (“one"). Cognate with Scots nane (“none"), West Frisian neen & gjin (“no, none"), Dutch neen & geen (“no, none"), Low German nÄ“n, neen (“none, no one"), German nein & kein (“no, none"), Latin nōn (“not").