Lest [conjunction]

Definition of Lest:

for fear that

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Opposite/Antonyms of Lest:


Sentence/Example of Lest:

There is always in the background of my mind dread lest help should reach the enemy before we have done with Sedd-el-Bahr.

Terror and fascination caught him; he turned away lest she should reach his secret and communicate her own.

He saw them standing at street corners, watchfully staring lest they should miss the form of joy.

This new-found joy I long pursued in secret, afraid lest it should be discovered and despised as a folly.

Underneath these were affectionate hearts quaking with fear lest the home-coming be but a sad one after all.

Aristide put the letter in his pocket and turned sharply away, lest she should see a sudden rush of tears.

Isabel made his tea almost black, but diluted her own, lest she should be left alone before she too was ready for sleep.

They are created now, and not of old: and before the day, when thou heardest them not, lest thou shouldst say: Behold I knew them.

For my name's sake I will remove my wrath far off: and for my praise I will bridle thee, lest thou shouldst perish.

The flounces were so full and fluffy that he held his knees back nervously lest he should disturb a puff.