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-dum ,
I.conj. (lit. while not), by no means, much less, still less, not to speak of (class.), used to indicate that whereas a certain thing is not, another thing can still less be.
II. Transf. (post-Aug.), affirmatively, not to say, much more: “adulationes etiam victis Macedonibus graves, nedum victoribus,much more should they prove victors, Liv. 9, 18, 4: “Quintius, quem armorum etiam pro patriā satietas teneret, nedum adversus patriam,id. 7, 40; 45, 29; 26, 26: “satis mihi jam videbaris animi habere, etiam adversus solida mala, nedum ad istas umbras malorum, quibus, etc.,Sen. Ep. 99, 3; Quint. 12, 1, 39: “ornamenta etiam legioni, nedum militi, satis multa,Val. Max. 3, 2, 26.—So, by transposition, beginning the sentence (very rare): nedum hominum humilium, sed etiam amplissimorum virorum, not to speak of, I need not say, Balb. et Opp. ap. Cic. Att. 9, 7, A, 1.
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