Talk:lest

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English, verb[edit]

I have never encountered the word to mean lust, desire or pleasure. I cannot find any references to it meaning this. Its main use is as a conjunction and have have not heard of any of the other uses, however,they at least seem plausable. Ksbrown 13:34, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

  • OK. I searched several dictionaries, including the full OED, and have removed all bad definitions. SemperBlotto 13:46, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Irony[edit]

"in order that the subjunctive be avoided where it is uncommon" Obviously isn't much of an issue. --91.84.200.229 21:19, 3 June 2008 (UTC)