Part of speech: verb

To listen.

Part of speech: conjunction

In order that not; for fear that.

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Usage examples "lest":

  1. I have written a good deal, but I dare not read it over, lest it should be nothing worth. - "The Lilac Sunbonnet", S.R. Crockett.
  2. " You who weep too late, take care lest you weep more than one day. - "Child of a Century, v3", Alfred de Musset.
  3. Lupin was afraid lest the other should turn back and take to flight. - "The Crystal Stopper", Maurice LeBlanc.