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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

I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

A rat race is for rats. We're not rats. We're human beings. Reject the insidious pressures in society that would blunt your critical faculties to all that is happening around you, that would caution silence in the face of injustice lest you jeopardise your chances of promotion and self-advancement.
Jimmy Reid

That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, lest you should think he never could recapture the first fine careless rapture!
Robert Browning

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.
Shahrukh Khan
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Lest Translations

lest in German is geringere
lest in Hungarian is nehogy
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