Examples of usage:

  1. He left the law for the ministry and is the active head of a great church that he raised from nothingness. "Acres of Diamonds" by Russell H. Conwell
  2. And what did she mean by " Nothingness, nothingness. "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers" by Georg Ebers
  3. Again the parson stared; but being of compassionate nature, and inclined to take mild views of everything that belongs to humanity, he said, with a slight inclination of his head,- " I have always heard that the Americans in general enjoy the advantage of a better education than we do in England, and their reading public is infinitely larger than ours; still, when I hear one of a calling not highly considered in this country for intellectual cultivation or ethical philosophy cite Lord Byron, and utter a sentiment at variance with the impetuosity of inexperienced youth, but which has much to commend it in the eyes of a reflective Christian impressed with the nothingness of the objects mostly coveted by the human heart, I am surprised, and- oh, my dear young friend, surely your education might fit you for something better!" "Kenelm Chillingly, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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