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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

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

What do women do when they get together? We sit around and talk! Men, not so much. My theory is that this difference is genetic and dates back to the hunter-gatherer societies, when the men had to be quiet as they hunted, lest they scare away the bison and then everyone starved to death and it was all their fault.
Jenna McCarthy

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?
Friedrich Nietzsche

Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.
Claude Debussy

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

lest in German is geringere
lest in Hungarian is nehogy
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