CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
- lest (conj.)
- c. 1200, contracted from Middle English phrase les te "less that," from Old English phrase þy læs þe "whereby less that," from þy, instrumental case of demonstrative article þæt "that" + læs (see less) + þe "the." The þy was dropped and the remaining two words contracted into leste.
- 1. He gripped his brother's arm lest he be trampled by the mob.
- 2. They decided to retreat lest they would be between two fires.
- 3. Be careful lest you ( should ) fall from the tree.
- 4. Let me put down your telephone number lest I forget it.
- 5. Close the window quickly lest the raindrops ( should ) slant in.
- 快关窗户,别让雨点 潲 进来.
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