let be


Leave undisturbed, refrain from interfering with. For example, Stop fussing with the tablecloth; let it be, or, as A.E. Housman put it in A Shropshire Lad (1896): “Will you never let me be?” [Second half of 1100s] Also see leave someone alone; leave someone in peace.

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How to use let be in a sentence

  • In short, there was a good deal of the spirit of “let-be for let-be” between the two at the time of which we write.

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