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Lest meaning

lest - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. To listen.
  2. 2. Lust; desire; pleasure.
  3. 3. Last; least.
  4. 4. For fear that; that . . . not; in order that . . . not.
  5. 5. That ( without the negative particle); - after certain expressions denoting fear or apprehension.

lest - examples of usage

  1. He had to manage his line with great caution, lest it should be broken by the strain upon it. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. He dared not think of it lest he should cry out aloud. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. She was in terror lest she had done wrong in her speech. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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