Middle English les the, leste, from Old English thȳ lǣs the, from thȳ (instrumental of thæt that) + lǣs + the, relative particle
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above
33 Transition Words and Phrases
'Besides,' 'furthermore,' 'although,' and other words to help you jump from one idea to the next.
“Lest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lest. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.
Nglish: Translation of lest for Spanish Speakers
Britannica English: Translation of lest for Arabic Speakers
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