New use of "unless"?

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Tue Jan 23 19:26:14 UTC 2001

Doug Wilson writes:

>Is the standard word "lest" heard (outside 'fixed expressions') in casual
speech anywhere?<

I should think the opening (solemn tones), "Lest We Forget...." would be so
familiar to everyone that "lest" could easily slip into common speech on
the appropriate occasion.
A. Murie

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