Hi, Here are some words from the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover(page 348, chapter 16) by Lawrence (planetebook,here): (background: Connie was leaving for Venice, Mrs Bolton was helping her pack. Mrs Bolton said men are all like babies, who need flattering and wheedling. Connie asked whether Bolton's husband was the lord and master thing, Bolton said:"No! At least.…………") ‘No! At least there’d be a look in his eyes sometimes, and then I knew I’d got to give in. But usually he gave in to me. No, he was never lord and master. But neither was I. I knew when I could go no further with him, and then I gave in: though it cost me a good bit, sometimes.’ I feel at most is better than at least. But Lawrence just used it to show Bolton was not well-educated and not good at expressing herself in standard English. Is that right please?