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Can you please explain the meaning of no less than with examples?

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WOW! I really didn't think that my question was so inferior!

Ok, I will try to add some quality like the one here:

When someone says 'no less than' what does it mean?

So you can give me some Cambridge Dictionary and Wikipedia links.

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closed as general reference by Mehper C. Palavuzlar, Jasper Loy, Peter Shor , Matt Эллен, Barrie England Nov 24 '11 at 16:29

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

    
Please check digital/paper dictionaries first, before asking a question here. This question is easily answerable through normal resources. Please read the FAQ for more information about what questions best fit here. –  Matt Эллен Nov 24 '11 at 16:07
    
Try searching for "none other than", if the literal meaning doesn't make sense to you. –  Andy F Nov 24 '11 at 16:08
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Hi Matt. I am not satisfied with the answers I've found on the web. English is not my native language, unlike you. There are lots of questions in this site answered with a link to somewhere. Nobody downvotes people for that. Actually you have questions answered like that,too. I'm surprised with your attitude. –  bonsvr Nov 24 '11 at 16:22
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If you are not happy with the answers you've found, please explain in your question (which you can edit and we can reopen) what you've found and why it doesn't help you. –  waiwai933 Nov 24 '11 at 16:54
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@Matt Эллен: It's closed as "general reference", rather than "not a real question". Obviously I personally don't find the surface meaning of the expression opaque, but looking at examples in NGrams I'm intrigued that this version (as opposed to no more than) seems to have a far higher proportion of usages in religious contexts. I'm also struck by fact that many instances of either version could just as easily have used the word "simply". As a set phrase, it does seem to behave a little oddly. –  FumbleFingers Nov 24 '11 at 21:42

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This is an adjective. Little - Less - Least. It is the opposite of greater. "How long is that? Hmm, I don't know, but no less than 1 metre, and not longer than 2 metres eighter. Maybe 1,5?"

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