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British English: /lɛst/
American English: /lɛst/

Translation of lest in Italian:


  • 1
    (for fear that)
    per tema che, per timore che
    (in case that)
    nel caso
    he wrote down the address lest he forget it
    si è scritto l'indirizzo per paura di dimenticarselo
    she burned her letters lest he (should o might) read them
    bruciò le sue lettere per timore che potesse leggerle
    lest anyone should ask you
    nel caso qualcuno ve lo domandasse
    “lest we forget”
    = “per non dimenticare”
  • 2 (after expressions of fear) See examples:I was afraid lest he might o should die
    temevo morisse

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