not in the least


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not in the least

1. Not at all or in any way. We are not concerned in the least about the impact it may have on our profits this year. A: "Do you mind if I tag along this afternoon?" B: "Not in the least!"
2. Not to a significantly lesser degree. The region has been in turmoil for years, not in the least because of violent political tensions between the two countries.
See also: least, not
References in classic literature ?
Then I guessed that nocturnal prowlings were not in the least her habit, and I was also reminded (I had been struck with the circumstance in talking with her before I took possession) that it was impossible to overestimate her simplicity.
As he did not in the least know how to parry the blows that were aimed at himself, and Cuff had begun the attack on the three preceding occasions, without ever allowing his enemy to strike, Figs now determined that he would commence the engagement by a charge on his own part; and accordingly, being a left-handed man, brought that arm into action, and hit out a couple of times with all his might-- once at Mr.
And you found it all out for yourselves--it was not in the least arranged for you?
The Man of Wrath does not in the least want roses, or flowering shrubs, or plantations, or new paths, and therefore, he asks, why should he pay for them?
He was not in the least disconcerted by our appearance, but rose and received us in his usual airy manner.
I was not in the least sensible of the progressive motion made in the air by the island.