from The Century Dictionary.
- Passive; inactive: as, a let-alone policy; the let-alone treatment in medicine.
- noun Forbearance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Letting alone.
- adjective (Polit. Econ.) See
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- adverb much less
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LAISSEZ-FAIRE, the let-alone policy of each for himself and devil take the hindmost.
She can barely manage a complete thought let-alone construct an argument or theory or expound with any relevance on an issue.
It is the let-alone policy, the struggle for existence, which strengthens the strong, destroys the weak, and makes a finer and more capable breed of men.
“You are very tame and let-alone, I am bound to say,” he remarked, pointedly.
He might have maintained this let-alone attitude indefinitely but for
The second was "the let-alone policy, which would merely refuse them representation until they had adopted the constitutional amendments."
The let-alone policy had demoralized this force so that probably but little more than one-half of it was ever present in garrison at any one time.
Great Britain early in the nineteenth century overstepped the bounds of the let-alone policy and began to legislate for the protection of the employee, it was but a resumption of a paternal policy that had been general in Europe before.
Appendicitis is of longer duration, if it is a severe attack, lasting from two to four weeks, but after the first few days the patient is comfortable, under a no-food, let-alone treatment.
It needs only to point out this flourishing state of things, through the "let-alone" principle, which protection insures to this industry, to exhibit the threatened damage of the attempt, under cover of earthenware duties, to get a little free trade through at this session.