Hi all of you,
I would like to know the difference between ‘least of all’ and ‘not least of all’. I understand what they both mean, at least partly. So, please help me out with the following sentences. What is the difference in meaning?
- No one in my family believes that Covid will one day disappear, least of all Jerry.
- No one in my family believes that Covid will one day disappear, not least of all me.
Then there is ‘not least of which’.
- I will patch things up with my cousin for various reasons, not least of which is this child I’m carrying. (I heard that in a television series).
As said I partly understand it, but that’s not true. I do understand it, but dictionaries sometimes gives such vague defintions because they use a lot of fancy words. I would like someone to explain this to me like I am a five-year old.
P.S. I could have been a good Briton, because I’ve noticed they don’t like complicated things and neither do I. Perhaps I’m wrong. However, thank you in advance.