[*] 92. The present subjunctive with μή or ὅπως μή after verbs of fearing, though it generally refers to a future object of fear, may also denote what may hereafter prove to be an object of fear. E.g.
- “Δέδοικα μὴ ἀληθὲς ᾖ,” “I fear it may prove true.” DEM. ix. 1.
- “Δεινῶς ἀθυμῶ, μὴ βλέπων ὁ μάντις ᾖ,” “lest the prophet may prove to have his sight (cf. the following δείξεις δὲ μᾶλλον).” SOPH. OT 747 ; so Ant. 1114.
- “Ὅρα μὴ περὶ τοῖς φιλτάτοις κυβεύῃς,” “beware lest it may prove that you are staking what is dearest.” PLAT. Prot. 314A.
- “Ὅρα ὅπως μὴ παρὰ δόξαν ὁμολογῇς” Id. Crit. 49C .