Wednesday, August 31, 2011

iota (n)

1. The heiress reportedly gave not even an iota of her huge inheritance to charity.
2. Teachers are often confused when students pay for a course and don't show an iota of interest in class.
3. Unfortunately, they lost everything; they don't have an iota left of what they used to own.
4. The cops don't have an iota of doubt the suspect committed the crime.
5. The hosts were shocked that the guests didn't show even an iota of appreciation.

An iota means a very small amount of something and is often used in a negative sentence structure to mean "not even a little bit".

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