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Least

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LEAST, a.

Smallest little beyond others, either in size or degree as the least insect the least mercy.

Least is often used without the noun to which it refers. "I am the least of the apostles," that is, the least apostle of all the apostles. 1 Corinthians 15 .

LEAST, adv.

1. In the smallest or lowest degree in a degree below all others as, to reward those who least deserve it.

At least,

At the least, To say no more not to demand or affirm more than is barely sufficient at the lowest degree. If he has not incurred a penalty, he at least deserves censure.

He who tempts, though vain, at least asperses the tempted with dishonor.

2. To say no more. Let useful observations be at least a part of your conversation.

The least, in the smallest degree. His faculties are not in the least impaired.

At leastwise, in the sense of at least, is obsolete.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Least'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/l/least.html.

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