In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1for aught I know — que yo sepa
- for aught I care — por mí
- Is there aught we hold in common with the greedy parasite,
- Hang yourself for aught you're worth, You were a scoundrel from your birth, And if you cannot buy a rope, Some fool will trust you one, I hope.
- Animals fight less because they are, for aught we know, incapable of religious devotion.
- In his report of the battle, Cromwell wrote, ‘it is, for aught I know, a crowning mercy’.
- Nor do I demand aught of sacrifice, for behold, I am the Mother of all things and my love is poured out upon the Earth.
- No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
- If an offer seems too good to be true, it almost certainly is, in this, at least, the old saying is probably right: you don't get aught for naught.
- And signs, for aught we know, may be but the sympathies of Nature with man.
- When asked who was to blame for all the possessed girls she responded, ‘The devil for aught I know.’
- I wasn't thinking you meant aught by it, lad, and I'd not give two coppers for a youngster as didn't want to see his elders brought down a peg or two once in a while.
- With not even the gift of speech so that she may communicate her needs, or identify aught that might help us save her from this doom?
- Since no man, of aught he leaves, knows aught, what is't to leave betimes?
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