Nil admirari



to wonder at nothing.
Historical Examples

For I, you know, never could subscribe to the rule of the nil admirari, which cramps and destroys our best enjoyments.
Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829. Hermann Pckler-Muskau

There is generally among the Corps Diplomatique a note of nil admirari.
Diplomatic Days Edith O’Shaughnessy

But Dr. Johnson has much of the nil admirari in smaller concerns.
Life Of Johnson, Volume 5 Boswell

Nil desperandum is a good motto, and nil admirari, is another.
Novanglus, and Massachusettensis John Adams

These old-fashioned folk had not learnt the trick of nil admirari.
The Life of John Ruskin W. G. Collingwood

The colonel lounged past in his languid, nil admirari fashion, and passed out of sight.
Wild Margaret Geraldine Fleming

“nil admirari” is not exactly the motto of the normal Scotchman.
Scotch Wit and Humor W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe

Bon-Bon had by this time made up his mind to nil admirari and endeavored to hand down the bottles in question.
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe

nil admirari is the motto of the Man of Taste in Building, where he is naturally at home.
De Libris: Prose and Verse Austin Dobson

And this from the nil admirari brother, who seldom carried his exertions so far.
Wives and Daughters Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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