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de peur que conjunction
for fear that (locution conjonctive de subordination, +Subjonctif, cause)
J'ai caché mes notes dans le tiroir de peur que Maman ne les trouve.
I put away the report card in the drawer for fear that Mother should see it.

Phrases (1)

  1. avoir plus de peur que de mal - be more frightened than hurt

Contexts

Nous sommes entrés par la porte de derrière, de peur que quelqu'un nous voie. We came in through the back door lest someone should see us.
J'ai caché mes notes dans le tiroir de peur que Maman ne les trouve. I put away the report card in the drawer for fear that Mother should see it.
Nous sommes entrés par la porte de derrière, de peur que quelqu'un ne nous voie. We came in through the back door lest someone should see us.
Il est bon que la guerre soit si terrible, de peur que nous en devenions trop friands. It is well that war is so terrible — lest we should grow too fond of it.
Elle a eu plus de peur que de mal. Aside from fright, she was not injured.

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