not least

idiom

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Ukraine has long lobbied for air defense systems from its Western allies, not least the U.S.-made Patriots that are considered the gold-standard of air defense. David Faris, Newsweek, 10 July 2024 The subsequent moment of recognition between Priam and Achilles is one of the most poignant in literature, not least because the sight of old Priam reminds Achilles of his own aged father. Rachel Hadas, The Conversation, 9 July 2024 In 2024, Britain is heavily indebted (not least thanks to the pandemic and its legacy), the country’s tax burden is at a post-war high, and GDP growth is anemic. The Editors, National Review, 8 July 2024 Third, Moscow will boycott any real negotiations, not least because Putin senses time is on his side and so has little incentive to settle. M. E. Sarotte, Foreign Affairs, 8 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for not least 

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“Not least.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20least. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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