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A member of a Baltic people constituting the main population of Latvia.

[German Lette, from Latvian Latvi.]


(Peoples) another name for a Latvian


(ˈlæt vi ən, ˈlɑt-)

1. a member of the Baltic-speaking people of Latvia.
2. the Baltic language of Latvia.
3. of or pertaining to Latvia, its inhabitants, or the language Latvian.
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Some vagabond, supposed to be a fellow of the name of Lett, who is now, or who lately was, in prison as a felon, blew up this monument two years ago, and it is now a melancholy ruin, with a long fragment of iron railing hanging dejectedly from its top, and waving to and fro like a wild ivy branch or broken vine stem.
It's a bitter thing to spend one's life a governess in the provinces for two hundred roubles, but I know she would rather be a nigger on a plantation or a Lett with a German master than degrade her soul, and her moral dignity, by binding herself for ever to a man whom she does not respect and with whom she has nothing in common--for her own advantage.
Lett maintains that the commandants and the translators were Fascists and that they did not treat the prisoners well.
Rao, A Short Synthesis of Oxazolidinone Derivatives Linezolid and Eperezolid: A New Class of Antibacterials, Tetrahedron Lett.
Simon Lett has just taken up the post after eight years at Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College in Leeds.
Lett II, MD, CMD, and member of AMDA--The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine in a recent webinar hosted by the National Transitions of Care Coalition.
Christian Lett will be discussing his work as a VFX supervisor at BAIT Studio, a motion graphics, visual effects and animation studio based in Cardiff.
Giles had been replaced by compatriot Ontario Lett on the Muharraq roster during his absence.
According to war historian Brian Lett, 007 is an amalgam of three SOE officers who all had strong Yorkshire connections.
The operation had been shrouded in secrecy until barrister Brian Lett, whose father served with the SOE, looked at the recently released documents relating to the raid.
David Lett, regional invoice finance partner for Yorkshire Bank in the West Midlands, believes West Midlands businesses have tightened up their credit control procedures because of the growing pressure on cash and the availability of credit.