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conjunction as in for fear that


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And lest you be deceived, primary elections are no partisan monopoly.

The cops suspended the high-speed pursuit lest some innocent be killed.

He said it would be wise to stop taking it, lest it turn on my “genetic light switch.”

Lest anyone be confused, the site clearly states:  “This is not a dating app.”

Lest anyone be confused, the site clearly states: ‘This is not a dating app.’

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.

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On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lest, such as: in case, in order to avoid, so that, and to prevent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.