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adv. Informal
In any event; at least.
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(ˈlist waɪz)

adv. Informal.
at least; at any rate.
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Adv.1.leastwise - 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
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[ˈliːstwaɪz] ADVpor lo menos
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"'Tisn't a city, the place I mean; leastwise 'twaddn' when I was there--'twas a little one-eyed, blinking sort o'place."
"Leastwise, thirty years ago, when I was in Honolulu, I met a man, an old geezer, who claimed he'd been a harpooner on a whaleship sunk by a whale off the coast of South America.
Leastwise," muttered he to himself, "I and my friends do take good care of our good sovereign's deer."
They ain't so easy concerning me here, dear boy - wouldn't be, leastwise, if they knowed where I was."
Macey, now a very feeble old man of fourscore and six, never seen except in his chimney-corner or sitting in the sunshine at his door-sill, was of opinion that when a man had done what Silas had done by an orphan child, it was a sign that his money would come to light again, or leastwise that the robber would be made to answer for it--for, as Mr.
In the end, the companion's onto-genetic starting-point would remain its human counterpart's endpoint (or leastwise an advanced point in his or her life)--thus keeping the companion strongly dependent on the state of the original, for example its age.
Meanwhile, latent variables are called endogenous when they have leastwise headed arrows that moving into them, in this situation, latent variables are dependent variables which represent organizational effectiveness (Astrachan, Klein, & Smyrnios, 2002).
These findings suggest that variations in osteoclastic activity modulate undercarboxylated osteocalcin and indicate that osteoclasts control glucose metabolism, leastwise for endorsing osteocalcin decarboxylation and activation in vivo.
Leastwise, he was unless he was the son of a politician - and then other factors prevailed.
It's hard to think of a fictional Edinburgh - leastwise the one conceived by Rankin - without him.
(Brett attaches to the bullfight immediately because as a wartime hospital aid she is probably leastwise the stranger to war's strangest constant.) Death in the Afternoon even supplies an explanation for the novel's title that has nothing to do with Ecclesiastes and the spiritual and everything to do with connecting the bullfighting season to the natural order of boyhood and of soldiering, thereby overriding wartime's discontinuous selfhood: "Nobody goes to bed in Madrid until they have killed the night....