Let alone - This is used to emphasise how extreme something could be: 'We hadn't got the money to phone home, let alone stay in a hotel.' This emphasises the utter impossibility of staying in a hotel.
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Let bygones be bygones - If people decide to let bygones be bygones, they decide to forget old problems or grievances they have with each other.
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Let sleeping dogs lie - If someone is told to let sleeping dogs lie, it means that they shouldn't disturb a situation as it would result in trouble or complications.
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Let the best be the enemy of the good - If the desire for an unattainable perfection stops someone from choosing good possibilities, they let the best be the enemy of the good.
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Let the cat out of the bag - If you accidentally reveal a secret, you let the cat out of the bag.
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Let the chips fall where they may - This means that we shouldn't try to control events, because destiny controls them.
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Let the devil take the hindmost - This idiom means that you should think of yourself and not be concerned about other people; look after yourself and let the devil take the hindmost.
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Let the genie out of the bottle - If people let the genie out of the bottle, they let something bad happen that cannot be put right or controlled.
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Let the grass grow round your feet - If you let the grass grow round your feet, you delay doing things instead of taking action.
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Let your guard down - If you let your guard down, you relax and stop looking out for danger.
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Live and let live - If you live and let live, you accept other people as they are, although they may have a different way of life.
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Sleep well- don't let the bedbugs bite - This is a way of wishing someone a good night's sleep.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. leten, læten,past tense lat, let, p. p. laten, leten, lete,), AS. lǣtan,past tense lēt, p. p. lǣten,); akin to OFries. lēta, OS. lātan, D. laten, G. lassen, OHG. lāzzan, Icel. lāta, Sw. låta, Dan. lade, Goth. lētan, and L. lassus, weary. The original meaning seems to have been, to let loose, let go, let drop. Cf. Alas Late Lassitude Let to hinder
In literature:
Come, aunt, if we must discuss this matter let us do it at any rate fairly.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
Let's let well enough alone and be thankful for the blessings we've got.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
And if anybody wants to read it, let him.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
Let it work, let it out.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Let's let the line run through our hands.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
Now then, let me see; let me see.
"The Ocean Cat's Paw" by George Manville Fenn
You let me alone, and I'll let you alone.
"Sappers and Miners" by George Manville Fenn
Let me see; what did some one say about the employment of boys?
"To The West" by George Manville Fenn
In some cases the disease may be obstinate; but at least let a fair trial be given to our treatment before giving up a limb.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
Let profession of atheism be death by a law, and let the law be executed, and the name will soon die.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
Let nations grapple, let Mammon triumph, let pestilence o'erwhelm; what matter, we love, we love.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Let South Carolina go in peace!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Rather than love, let me be ever lost, Or let me 'gender with eternal frost.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Now, let the subject drop, and the ruin fall!
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Let us call sin by its right name, and let us tolerate no moral conjuring either with ourselves or with others.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Let's take the stitch in time.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
See here, let's not think of it in this way.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
Harriet would let her out and she stayed out all night, Harriet letting her in in the morning.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
But come, friends, whether Quakers or cotton-printers, let us hold a peace-congress, and let out our venom quietly.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Don't let him come near me.
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
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In poetry:
Thus let me live, unseen, unknown;
Thus unlamented let me die;
Steal from the world, and not a stone
Tell where I lye.
"Ode on Solitude" by Alexander Pope
To all thy people let me be,
A pattern of true piety,
And let me ever spend my days
In things, that tend unto thy praise.
"A Prayer For Mr. Samuel Prichard, The Author's Son" by Rees Prichard
Araspes.
Still let me follow thee; still let me hear
The voice of Wisdom, ere the silver chord
By Death's cold hand be loosen'd.
"Daniel. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
O let me, when thy roof my soul hath hid,
O let me roost and nestle there:
Then of a sinner thou art rid,
And I of hope and fear.
"The Temper" by George Herbert
“’No, let it lie, and let the wave
Roll over it for evermore;
Whelmed where the sailor hath his grave—
The sea her store.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
Let others pass October by,
Or dreary call its hours, or chill;
Let poets always sing of Spring,
My praise shall be of Autumn still.
"Autumn And Sunset" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
In news:
Most of you said you would let the bank know what was going on because of karma.
Although she's an art school dropout, Phoebe Carpenter Eels hasn't let that fact stop her from transitioning into a full-time artist.
Family compund is artfully remodeled to let the sunshine in.
The battery driver that let Marshall leave the hospital is being tested on about 50 US patients by SynCardia.
The battery driver that let Marshall leave the hospital is being tested on about 50 US patients by SynCardia, its manufacturer.
Let's put the Jan 11 Point of View piece "Lofty subsidies for arts education" by Max Borders into perspective.
Let the good times roll and bring Bourbon Street to Cincinnati at the Cincinnati Art Museum's Arty Mardi Gras Party.
Michelle Obama started Let's Move to tackle childhood obesity two years ago.
Let's get one thing straight: You will see Seven Psychopaths.
As the company has let go of some of the old guard, it has been interesting to watch how each person leaving has handled his or her exit.
And we will have let it happen, unless "the people" stop it in the little time that's left.
State Should `Step Aside ' and Let Locals Restore Salton Sea.
The employees in this video had an opportunity to let their motorcycle dealership get robbed, but instead of standing by, they fought back.
People are so afraid of letting go and losing who they have been.
But Saturday, on the eve of Veterans Day, nearly 100 people from the Salinas area came to a rededication ceremony for Bataan Memorial Park to let Rose know they remember and will not let others forget.
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In science:
Let M be a hyperkahler manifold, and let Hα : M → R (α = 1, 2, 3) be assigned smooth functions; let ϑ be the form deﬁned by (2).
Hyperhamiltonian dynamics
Let G = (V , E ) be a ﬁnite or countably inﬁnite graph as above; let Ω = {0, 1}E , and let F be the σ -ﬁeld of Ω generated by the ﬁnitedimensional cylinders.
The Random-Cluster Model
Let Ω be a simply-connected bounded C ω domain and let ρ be a C ω density. i) Let SN be the orthogonal projection for the inner product h, i∂Ω,ρ.
Equilibrium distribution of zeros of random polynomials
Let f : X → Z be a contraction of nonsingular varieties, let D be a divisor on Z , and let R be a very exceptional divisor on X .
On Zariski decomposition problem
Let X be a contractible open subset of Rk , let Aut(Mn ) be the automorphism group of Mn and let Der(Mn ) be the derivations of Mn .
Deformation Quantization of Endomorphism Bundles
Let N be a positive integer, let I be an open interval in R, and let t 7→ a(t) : I → MN (C)sa be a C 1 -function.
A new application of Random Matrices: Ext(C*_{red}(F_2)) is not a group
Let s be a positive integer, let A and B be subsets of (possibly different) abelian groups and let φ : A → B be a map.
Counting sets with small sumset, and the clique number of random Cayley graphs
Let F be a ﬁeld, let k be a positive integer and let W be a vector space over F .
Counting sets with small sumset, and the clique number of random Cayley graphs
Lemma 12 Let F be a ﬁeld, let A be a ﬁnite non-empty set, and let Φ be a subspace of Ψ, the vector space of al l maps from A to F .
Counting sets with small sumset, and the clique number of random Cayley graphs
Let E be a ﬁnite dimensional C*-algebra, let S be a complete system of matrix units for E , let N ∈ N, and let ε > 0.
Crossed products by finite cyclic group actions with the tracial Rokhlin property
So let F ⊂ A be a ﬁnite subset with kak ≤ 1 for all a ∈ F , let ε > 0, let N ∈ N, and let x ∈ C ∗ (Zn , A, α) be a nonzero positive element.
Crossed products by finite cyclic group actions with the tracial Rokhlin property
Let F ⊂ A be a ﬁnite set, let ε > 0, let N ∈ N, and let x ∈ A be a nonzero positive element.
Crossed products by finite cyclic group actions with the tracial Rokhlin property
Let D be a unital C*-algebra, let n ∈ N, and let ε > 0.
Crossed products by finite cyclic group actions with the tracial Rokhlin property
Let D be a unital C*-algebra, let n ∈ N, let α ∈ Aut(D) satisfy αn = idD , and let ε > 0.
Crossed products by finite cyclic group actions with the tracial Rokhlin property
Let F ⊂ A be a ﬁnite set, let ε > 0, let N ∈ N, and let x ∈ A be a nonzero positive element.
Crossed products by finite cyclic group actions with the tracial Rokhlin property
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