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Definition of Lest

Lest

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

Lest Quotations

Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.
John Ruskin

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
Carl Sandburg

Do not be too hard, lest you be broken; do not be too soft, lest you be squeezed.
Ali ibn Abi Talib

God is not so wary as we, else He would give us no friends, lest we forget Him! The charms of the heaven in the bush are superseded, I fear, by the heaven in the hand, occasionally.
Emily Dickinson

You know, I think we Indians are afraid to show and celebrate our happiness, lest things change around. But I feel that it's okay to be sad and okay to show when you are happy.
Shah Rukh Khan
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Lest Translations

lest in German is geringere
lest in Hungarian is nehogy
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