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An example use of least in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… like I was at least a seasoned pro boys …”
Least means the smallest in amount or degree.
the word least occurs in english on average 360.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that least can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;