Definitions

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  • conj. Unless.

Etymologies

From onlesse than. Compare unless. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As for Honduras, it would seem that the dang Hondurans just ain't happy less'n they's under some dang junta.

    The Fair-Minded Fascist « Antiwar.com Blog

  • "The roll you get in the 'spike' is that 'ard you can't eat it nicely with less'n a pint of water," said the Carpenter, for my benefit.

    THE CARTER AND THE CARPENTER

  • The law sez I can't get in another casual ward that night less'n ten miles distant.

    THE CARTER AND THE CARPENTER

  • Why, my father never talked less'n one hundred an 'sixty acres.

    CHAPTER IV

  • You ought to allow to start in ten minutes, an 'we ought to make it back in less'n three days because the trail's broke.

    THE END OF THE STORY

  • "I'll have you in Panuco town in less'n three hours, ... if we don't hit a log," Peter leaned back and shouted in Wemple's ear.

    WHOSE BUSINESS IS TO LIVE

  • Why, there's music sharps that fine-strung an 'keyed-up they'd kill for heaps less'n I did.

    The Passing of Marcus O'Brien

  • And for not an ounce less'n that will I go out of the country.

    Chapter III

  • "You couldn't buy them back for less'n three hundred thousand and then some," was William's effort at squelching him.

    LIKE ARGUS OF THE ANCIENT TIMES

  • In less'n two minutes he was the worst wreck they ever hauled to the receivin 'hospital.

    CHAPTER XI

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