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Definition of 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

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

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

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

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

To the American people I say, awaken to what is happening. It is the duty of each citizen to be vigilant, to protect liberty, to speak out, left and right and disagree lest be trampled underfoot by misguided zealotry and extreme partisanship.
Robert Byrd
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Lest Translations

lest in German is geringere
lest in Hungarian is nehogy
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