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adv. Chiefly Southern US
At least.


(ˈliːstˌweɪz) or


informal at least; anyway; at any rate



adv. Dial.
at least; at any rate; leastwise.
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Adv.1.leastways - if nothing else (`leastwise' is informal and `leastways' is colloquial); "at least he survived"; "they felt--at any rate Jim felt--relieved though still wary"; "the influence of economists--or at any rate of economics--is far-reaching"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech


[ˈliːstweɪz] ADVde todos modos


adv (inf)zumindest, wenigstens
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We had reached Leastways Cottage, and Poirot ushered me upstairs to his own room.
The young man came to a halt before Leastways Cottage, and, after hesitating a moment, pounded vigorously at the door.
Just fishes a little, to get money to get drunk on -- and loafs around considerable; but lord, we all do that -- leastways most of us -- preachers and such like.
But you're able to hear, I reckon; leastways, your ears is big enough.
Your aunt don't like ice-cream, I guess; leastways I never saw it on her table.
Us two being now alone," resumed Joe, "and me having the intentions and abilities to stay not many minutes more, I will now conclude - leastways begin - to mention what have led to my having had the present honour.
I didn't like to interfere for it wasn't any of my business, but I knew they hadn't ought to be ridin' about that time of night, leastways not the girl--it wasn't right and it wasn't safe.
I caught him just below the lock - leastways, what was the lock then - one Friday afternoon; and the remarkable thing about it is that I caught him with a fly.
My advice, or, leastways, I should say, my ORDERS, is,' said the fattest man of the party, 'that we 'mediately go home again.
She run off in de night some time -- nobody don't know jis' when; run off to get married to dat young Harney Shepherdson, you know -- leastways, so dey
He wrote: "Being 'taken prisoner' is a very disturbing business, leastways I found it so.
The stability of the Davidic line and an awareness among the people that its descendants were the rightful, divinely ordained heirs to the throne may have afforded some defense against potential conspiracies, leastways from outside the family (although this was a factor in the assassination of Gedaliah).