whit


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whit \Whit\, n. [OE. wight, wiht, AS. wiht a creature, a thing.
   See Wight, and cf. Aught, Naught.]
   The smallest part or particle imaginable; a bit; a jot; an
   iota; -- generally used in an adverbial phrase in a negative
   sentence. "Samuel told him every whit." --1 Sam. iii. 18.
   "Every whit as great." --South.
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         So shall I no whit be behind in duty.    --Shak.
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         It does not me a whit displease.         --Cowley.
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