One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to introduce something as being even less likely or suitable than something else already mentioned.‘what woman would consider a date with him, much less a marriage?’
- ‘This is understandable enough - but the idea that the former should find it surprising, still less offensive, is anything but.’
- ‘She does not acknowledge the tremendous task she has already embarked upon, still less what she has achieved.’
- ‘Lynch does not mention a battle, still less a location for one.’
- ‘I do not say that the Mirror could have known that a specific ‘reprisal’ would take place, still less that they wanted it to.’
- ‘Men are possibly more likely to be unwilling to report it, and are much less likely to be believed if they do.’
- ‘This is likely to be still less problematic for nonmammalian vertebrates.’
- ‘In poor countries with under-resourced police departments, enforcement is still less likely.’
- ‘By 1867, this had become highly improbable, and still less likely by 1870.’
- ‘The Green Paper does not even mention this issue, still less propose change.’
- ‘It is not about punishing councils, still less about forcing them to fund people who wait for services that are not their responsibility.’
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