Sentence Examples


  • They feared to spare him lest he should report the matter to the king.
  • John and his friends feared lest the inquiry promised into the extent of the hated forest areas would be carried out too rigorously, and that these would be seriously curtailed, if not abolished altogether.
  • It is this: When you oil your beard, don't oil it too much, lest it soil your clothing.
  • She could not keep back her tears, and the chief cause of her pain seemed to be the fear lest people should doubt her truthfulness.
  • Hilden had greeted her at the walls and escorted her to the center of the city lest she be challenged by patrolling guards.
 

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