Search criteria: "ALL", "ANY" but no "NONE"?

Is there a way to emulate the “NONE” condition in a search, particularly for the conditions that do not have an “is not”.

Concrete example: say I want to find all documents that do not contain the word “pandemic” anywhere.

I suppose I could search for all documents that DO contain the word “pandemic” somewhere, tag all of them with a distinctive tag, and search for “Is not” that tag.

Is there a more direct way to construct a “Does not contain X” search?

Use ! before the term you want excluded.

PS see pp 213 of the DEVONthink manual for Operators & Wildcards

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