What is list down?
Put down is also a synonym for write down, list or record. That’s correct, but the way that the phrase is used in this sentence clearly indicates that “puts the party attendance list down to 65” means “reduces the party attendance list to 65.”
Does lest mean unless?
As conjunctions the difference between lest and unless is that lest is for fear that; that not; in order that not; in case while unless is except on a specified condition; if not.
What is used with lest?
Lest usually takes a verb in the subjunctive Lest anyone doubt my story… Lest anyone doubts my story… Lest anyone doubted my story… It is also acceptable to use should Lest anyone should doubt my story…
Is lest a real word?
conjunction. for fear that; so that (one) should not (used negatively to introduce a clause expressive of an action or occurrence requiring caution): He kept his notes by his side lest faulty memory lead him astray. that (used after words expressing fear, danger, etc.): There was danger lest the plan become known.
How do you use the word lest?
Lest sentence examplesThey feared to spare him lest he should report the matter to the king. It is this: When you oil your beard, don’t oil it too much, lest it soil your clothing. She could not keep back her tears, and the chief cause of her pain seemed to be the fear lest people should doubt her truthfulness.
Why is it called Lest we forget?
The phrase “lest we forget” comes from “Recessional” by Rudyard Kipling, which is often sung as a hymn during Anzac ceremonies in New Zealand and Australia. “Recessional” was written at a time when the British Empire was at its zenith.
What does Lest mean in Lest we forget?
formal + literary. : it should not be forgotten She’s a talented singer and, lest we forget, a fine musician as well.
What is the meaning of Less I forget?
‘Lest’ means ‘for fear that’ or in case’. Therefore it cannot be in the past, so the answer is ‘forget’, not ‘forgot’. Less is the comparative of little. It can mean ‘not as great or a smaller number’. Check TFD for other meanings.
When did Lest we forget originate?
Where does “Lest we forget” come from? The phrase originates in a Victorian poem by writer Rudyard Kipling, who composed it before it was then used to commentate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, when it was published in The Times.