Spanish translation of 'lest'
- (= in order to prevent)
para que no (+subjunc)
⇒ lest we forget
para que no nos olvidemos,
no sea que nos olvidemos
⇒ lest he catch me unprepared
para que no me coja or (LAm) agarre desprevenido
- (= in case)
⇒ I feared lest he should fall
temía que fuera a caerse
⇒ I didn't do it lest somebody should object
no lo hice por miedo a que alguien pusiera peros
Example Sentences Including 'lest'
She held Alex sleeping in her arms, not wanting to sleep herself, lest one moment of his presence, his loving, be lost.The Ambassador's Women
I desperately wanted him to be quiet, lest they decide to hurt him, too.THE GOLDEN FOOL: Book Two of the Tawny Man (2002)
Now he is watching a beast lest it strike him down unawares.A Means to Evil
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Translation of lest from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary