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From none +‎ the (Etymology 2), where both words are adverbs. Literally meaning, "not at all".

AdverbEdit

none the (comparative more none the, superlative most none the)

  1. Having no further or greater of a stated quality than before, used in phrases with comparative adjectives such as worse, better, wiser, etc., and often followed by for.
    • Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, translated by Mahadev Desai, Part I, chapter v:
      I may mention, however, that I was none the worse for abstaining from exercise. That was because [] , I had formed a habit of taking walks, which has still remained with me. These walks gave me a fairly hardy constitution.

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