would rather

[ adverb rath-er, rah-th er; interjection rath-ur, rah-th ur ]SEE DEFINITION OF would rather
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I would rather gain one prize from the Choragus, than ten from the Gymnasiarch.

But I would rather do it than live on money that did not belong to me.

And I would rather have killed a man than have seen Gray Peter die.

He would rather live and die in fear than change this concept of God.

I would rather you should not have a situation at all, than get mixed up with bad companions.

Even if she only did it for a joke, I think Marian would rather that you had not read them.

"I would rather trust to my own action than that of a machine," he says.

“I would rather walk the streets all the days of my life,” she thought.

I would rather have you find fault with me like a friend than approve me like a dilettante.

Why, I would rather have to guard ten soldiers than one scholar.

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