not to mention

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tr.v. men·tioned, men·tion·ing, men·tions
To speak or write about, especially briefly or incidentally: I mentioned your idea during the conversation. She mentioned that she was going to be five minutes late.
1. The act or an instance of mentioning something: He made no mention of the incident in his report. There was a mention of the play in the local newspaper.
2. A statement or citation of honor or appreciation: Sponsors were given a special mention during the opening ceremony.
not to mention
In addition to; as well as.

[From Middle English mencioun, reference, from Old French, from Latin mentiō, mentiōn-; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

men′tion·a·ble adj.
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Adv.1.not to mention - much less; "she can't boil potatoes, let alone cook a meal"
ناهيكَ عن، فَضلا عن أنَّ
nemluvě o
for ikke at tale om
nem is említve
aî ónefndu, fyrir utan
ayrıcabir de


(ˈmenʃən) verb
1. to speak of or refer to. He mentioned the plan.
2. to remark or say usually briefly or indirectly. She mentioned (that) she might be leaving.
(often with of) a (usually brief) remark (about). No mention was made of this matter.
not to mention
used to emphasize something important or to excuse oneself for mentioning something relatively unimportant. He is rich and clever, not to mention handsome.
References in classic literature ?
with the feeble malice of a tired man; but, as he had no theory, and no coat on, he was unanimously set at nought - not to mention his smoking hard behind, as he stood with his back to the kitchen fire to draw the damp out: which was not calculated to inspire confidence.
He said not to mention it; but he wouldn't mind your knowing, of course.
From Salamis to Actium, through Lepanto and the Nile to the naval massacre of Navarino, not to mention other armed encounters of lesser interest, all the blood heroically spilt into the Mediterranean has not stained with a single trail of purple the deep azure of its classic waters.
King Ar- thur's people were not aware that they were indecent and I had presence of mind enough not to mention it.
Alexey Alexandrovitch reminded his brother-in-law that they never spoke to the boy of his mother, and he begged him not to mention a single word about her.
Not to mention rumours which agitated the maritime population and excited the public mind, even in the interior of continents, seafaring men were particularly excited.
That man has sagacity, honor and wit, not to mention likewise that he is a man of undoubted resolution.
These defensive weapons were accompanied by pickaxes, crowbars, saws, and other useful implements, not to mention clothing adapted to every temperature, from that of polar regions to that of the torrid zone.
Not to mention all the people alive who have made inventions that won't act, and all the jobbers who job in all the jobberies jobbed; though these may be regarded as the Alligators of the Dismal Swamp, and are always lying by to drag the Golden Dustman under.
So I came over here to ask you, if you don't mind, not to mention it when you get in touch with the governor.
He raised a certain building in his court-yard by a story, which shutting out the sun, took half a degree of warmth from Boxtel's garden, and, on the other hand, added half a degree of cold in winter; not to mention that it cut the wind, and disturbed all the horticultural calculations and arrangements of his neighbour.
He knew a print-publisher, and enthusiastically showed him a portfolio full of my sketches, taking care at my request not to mention my name.