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    Not Least Because??

    i don't understand the meaning of "not least because"

    does it mean partially because??

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    Re: Not Least Because??

    It means "of all of the reasons this is true, this reason is NOT the least significant of them"


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    Re: Not Least Because??

    It's an example of a rhetorical device called litotes: expressing something with the negative of its opposite.

    http://http://www.yourdictionary.com...l?word=litotes

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