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  • At the least; at a minimum or lower limit.
  • In any event; anyway.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prep. See Least and However.
  • adj. at the least estimate, consideration, chance, etc.; being no less than; hence, at any rate; at all events; even. See However.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. if nothing else (`leastwise' is informal and `leastways' is colloquial)
  • adv. not less than


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  • In a July 1 letter, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told U.S. forces in and around Baghdad to expect to stay in Iraq "longer than they expected" until at least after Christmas, just days before the withdrawal deadline.

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  • But I couldn't refuse the job either, I thought, because I, too, felt a nagging sense of guilt over Grace Peltier, as if I somehow owed her at least the time it would take to talk to her father.

    The Killing Kind

  • That he was here now only served to underscore, at least to Aldo, just how seriously Mogad viewed the current situation.


  • Corsi knew that was about as committal as her father would get at showing any return interest in their arrival on Fahleena III, at least until he wound down a bit from his latest cargo run.


  • Annie Potts is utterly marvelous in this movie, her acting worthy of a supporting-actress award, or at least a nomination.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • The Aroostook Baptists are in there, and at least a dozen other names, male and female, all used to create a new Apocalypse.

    The Killing Kind

  • After ten weeks, his bill at the Gold Coast came to $6,600, at least half of it from the in-hotel movies and room service.

    One of a Kind

  • There was a time in my life when I was a champion pray-er, at least by human standards.

    The Courage To Be Christian

  • Her shoes were flat, but she was still at least five-ten or five-eleven and towered over Paragon by about four inches.

    The Killing Kind

  • I was already wearing my favorite olive green corduroy pants and looking at myself in the mirror, I felt, overall, quite capable of finding this missing NYU coed, at least wardrobe-wise.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good


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