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not in the slightest

not in any way not in the least The whole stupid argument didn't interest me in the slightest.
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in the least

Also, in the slightest. At all, in the smallest degree. These terms are nearly always used in a negative context. For example, I don't care in the least what you do with the money, or It doesn't matter in the slightest whether or not you attend. [c. 1600] They may also be put as not in the least or not in the slightest, as in I am not in the least worried about the outcome, or The heat doesn't bother me in the slightest. In the least dates from about 1600; in the slightest has been used in the sense of "emphatically unimportant or trifling" since the late 1500s.
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in the least

At all: I don't mind in the least.
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For the first time in his life (apart from the occasional glimpse in a distorting mirror) the slightness of his figure had been transformed into robustness.
The slightness of the increase in yield strength entailed by the adhesive action of elastomers is probably due to the already high contribution of PS fibrils to the tensile strength due to orientation effects.
Because of the slightness of the story--the focus is on Orlando's unrequited love for the Princess Angelica and his resulting madness--and the lack of any real depth of characterization, director James Robinson (who also wrote the droll English translation) and his able collaborators, John Conklin (sets) and Martin Pakledinaz (costumes), felt every moment had to be consumed with a visual element.
Height: 5't8 Size: 8/10 AGENCY'S VERDICT: "Again, she's attractive but her slightness would limit her in relation to getting work around here.
Nothing has taken place but / a small perceptual act // with its rapid transfiguration," Risset writes in "Perception," where we can feel an ease with the apparent slightness of the charting of the ephemeral, a knowledge, intuitive rather than intellectualized, of both the latter's intrinsic depth and her own spontaneous capacity for transfiguring the real, for penetrating its spatio-temporal surface while continuing to exult in the latter's "delicious [mortal] fragrance.
Nonetheless, The Telling, for all its slightness, exhibits Le Guin's characteristic interest in the fragments out of which we reconstruct our visions of the past.
When one considers the slightness of Level I and Level II infractions, the intent of the law--to remove genuinely dangerous students from classrooms--is lost.
We can't use the vastness of human need, nor the slightness of our resources, to justify the plight of the poor.
Powell himself acknowledges the occasional slightness of his material, but, as he says in defense of an anecdote about dancing with Tallulah Bankhead, "The period flavour of the incident must excuse its triviality.
The result is also an exceptionally large body of commentary given the slightness of attention which the topic merited in much of Europe three or four hundred years ago.
The impact of these poems is much greater than the slightness of Duggan's poetic reputation prepares one for.
From the slightness of this emendation, a further, and additionally useful conclusion emerges: the scribe of BN MS lat.
As a result, the physical injury requirement does not "directly and substantially" interfere with constitutional rights; thus, strict scrutiny was not applied: "That Davis is not among the plaintiffs whose claims survive speaks more to the slightness of his injury than to any great severity in the congressional curtailment of remedies.
One felt the very slightness of being, almost validity's dusting up.
Several companies surveyed said that profit margins, or the slightness of those profit margins, is the greatest challenge the industry is facing.