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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lest  \Lest\,  n.  [See  List  to  choose.] 
  Lust;  desire;  pleasure.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lest  \Lest\,  a. 
  Last  least.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lest  \Lest\,  conj.  [OE.  leste,  fr  AS  [eth][=y]  l[=ae]s 
  [eth][=e]  the  less  that  where  [eth][=y]  is  the  instrumental 
  case  of  the  definite  article,  and  [eth][=e]  is  an 
  indeclinable  relative  particle,  that  who  which  See  {The}, 
  {Less},  a.] 
  1.  For  fear  that  that  .  .  .  not  in  order  that  .  .  .  not 
 
  Love  not  sleep,  lest  thou  come  to  poverty.  --Prov. 
  xx  13. 
 
  Wherefore  let  him  that  thinketh  he  standeth  take 
  heed  lest  he  fall.  --1  Cor.  x. 
  12. 
 
  2.  That  (without  the  negative  particle);  --  after  certain 
  expressions  denoting  fear  or  apprehension. 
 
  I  feared  Lest  I  might  anger  thee.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lest  \Lest\  (l[e^]st),  v.  i. 
  To  listen.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer.  Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lest 
  adv  1:  for  fear  that  "she  tiptoed  lest  her  mother  should  hear  her" 
  2:  that  (after  verbs  explicitly  expressing  fear  etc.);  "he 
  worried  lest  he  should  be  late" 




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