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  1. lestconjunction

    For fear that; that . . . not; in order that . . . not; in case.

    He won't go outside, lest he be eaten by those ravenous eagles

  2. lestconjunction

    That (without the negative particle); -- after certain expressions denoting fear or apprehension.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lestverb

    to listen

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  2. Lestnoun

    lust; desire; pleasure

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  3. Lestadjective

    last; least

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  4. Lestadjective

    for fear that; that . . . not; in order that . . . not

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  5. Lestadjective

    that (without the negative particle); -- after certain expressions denoting fear or apprehension

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  1. Lešť

    . Lešť is a village and municipality of the Zvolen District in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lest

    lest, conj. that not: for fear that. [From the A.S. phrase ðý læs ðe (for the reason less that=L. quominus), the first word being dropped, while the others coalesced into lest.]

  2. Lest

    lest, v.i. (Spens.) to listen.

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Anagrams for LEST »

  1. lets, let's, LETS

  2. ELTs

  3. TESL

  4. Lets

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LEST in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LEST in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of LEST in a Sentence

  1. Sophocles:

    A prudent mind can see room for misgiving, lest he who prospers would one day suffer reverse.

  2. Aesop:

    Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

  3. Phaedrus:

    Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    An attitude of gratitude is all about being grateful for all things. Irrespective of whether you are comfortable or not, favourable or not or satisfied or not. It is equally being happy everyday, regardless of your present state of health, condition or financial capacity or status. Yes of course, that's what having an attitude of gratitude really means. And in case you don't know. Even the scripture says in (PHILIPPIANS 4:4) it says, rejoice in the lord always and again I say rejoice, let your joyfulness and happiness be made known to all. Now, that is to say evidently and of a truth, you've got to imbibe and portray an attitude of gratitude. No matter what you are going through presently. Lest you forget, an attitude of gratitude if or when imbibed and portrayed wholeheartedly, will determine your altitude at the long run. Oh! yes, resolving to become and remain grateful will surely pay you off sooner or later in life.-Emeasoba George

  5. Aleister Crowley:

    If one had to worry about one's actions in respect of other people's ideas, one might as well be buried alive in an antheap or married to an ambitious violinist. Whether that man is the prime minister, modifying his opinions to catch votes, or a bourgeois in terror lest some harmless act should be misunderstood and outrage some petty convention, that man is an inferior man and I do not want to have anything to do with him any more than I want to eat canned salmon.

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