not least

not least

As or more notably compared to other elements; especially or in particular. We're going to delay the movie's launch, not least due to the controversy surrounding the lead actor.
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not least

notably; in particular.
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not ˈleast

(written) especially: There are a lot of complaints about the new road, not least because of the noise.
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Not least among the things I was curious about was the saloon.
But indeed, at that time, putting to death was a recipe much in vogue with all trades and professions, and not least of all with Tellson's.
As for the rest, every bit was made by her own hands--featherstitched pinning blankets, a crocheted jacket and cap, knitted mittens, embroidered bonnets; slim little princess slips of sensible length; underskirts on absurd Lilliputian yokes; silk-embroidered white flannel petticoats; stockings and crocheted boots, seeming to burgeon before her eyes with wriggly pink toes and plump little calves; and last, but not least, many deliciously soft squares of bird's-eye linen.
For several reasons, and not least because I didn't clearly know what Mr.
And ashore went Dag Daughtry, with his small savings, to rent two cheap rooms for himself and his remaining responsibilities, namely, Charles Stough Greenleaf, Kwaque, Michael, and, not least, Cocky.
The little rusticities and awkwardnesses which had at first made grievous inroads on the tranquillity of all, and not least of herself, necessarily wore away, and she was no longer materially afraid to appear before her uncle, nor did her aunt Norris's voice make her start very much.
Such a connection between the first and second sections is easily seen, but the links between these and the third and fourth are no less real: to make life go tolerably smoothly it is most important to be just and to know how to win a livelihood; but happiness also largely depends on prudence and care both in social and home life as well, and not least on avoidance of actions which offend supernatural powers and bring ill-luck.
Last, and not least important, Miss Giles sounded in my ears exactly like an assumed name.
Last, not least, he didn't even deserve to marry a woman old enough to be his grandmother -- and he has done it
of each literary work as a product of Fine Art, appealing with peculiar power both to our minds and to our emotions, not least to the sense of Beauty and the whole higher nature.
Certainly it was a mortifying matter for all concerned, and not least Cluny; the more credit that he took it as he did.
Bounderby, with a curious expression on it, half shrewd, half perplexed, as if his mind were set upon unravelling something very difficult; his hat held tight in his left hand, which rested on his hip; his right arm, with a rugged propriety and force of action, very earnestly emphasizing what he said: not least so when it always paused, a little bent, but not withdrawn, as he paused.
This continued for 10 years until I moved on and had to brush up on more new tricks, not least nuclear plant.
The manner in which Lomu steamrolled England in New Zealand's World Cup semi-final win in 1995 left an indelible mark on all who saw it, not least Mike Catt.
And last but not least take note of the attendance against Cardiff with 20,000 missing.
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