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    #1

    If not the most

    "The vast majority of Indians, who do not enjoy the benefits of modernity, still believe that religion is one of the most - if not the most - important factors in their lives." Source: No full stops in India - Mark Tully

    What is the meaning of ' if not the most' in the above text?
    "In sandy soil, when deep you delve, you reach the springs below; The more you learn, the freer streams of wisdom flow." - Thiruvalluvar

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    #2

    Re: If not the most

    It might actually be the most important factor.

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