not least


: especially or particularly
We had many things to consider, not least the safety of our children.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Last but not least, to my friends and family who stood by me and supported me during the online accusations and social media attacks, thank you. Dateline Nbc, NBC News, 2 June 2023 That assessment has long since been thoroughly debunked, not least by Biden fils himself. Peter Theroux, National Review, 30 May 2023 Last but not least, a baby squirrel in Plymouth, Michigan, tagged along for 16 holes at a Michigan golf course. Carissa Quiambao, USA TODAY, 26 May 2023 Last but not least, in these tender almond cakes, rich with browned butter, the berries are briefly roasted before being mixed into the batter, for an intense flavor and caramelized juices that lend an extra jammy vividness. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 24 May 2023 Nuclear fission planners made some serious mistakes in terms of design and public relations, but now the nascent fusion industry has a chance to learn from those mistakes and do better—not least by thinking about issues of energy equity and justice. Philip Ball, Scientific American, 16 May 2023 But it’s filled with mild pathos, too, not least of all regarding poor Pat (Molly Shannon), who is suffocating from her own popularity. Matthew Gilbert,, 9 May 2023 Last but not least, the sun enters lovable, chatty Gemini on the 21st, which will bring a bit of reprieve from all these big life quandaries the Universe is tossing out at the beginning of the month. Jacqueline Tempera, Women's Health, 30 Apr. 2023 And, last but not least, Jost took a parting shot at Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, who is facing calls by some congressional Democrats to resign on account of her deteriorating mental state. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 16 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Not least.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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