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Definition of rather:

  1. More readily or willingly; in preference; sooner than otherwise; more properly; especially. The rather, for better reason. Had rather or would rather, to desire in preference.

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This graph shows how "rather" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for rather:

  1. " I believe he does; and I suppose you would rather he didn't. "They Call Me Carpenter" , Upton Sinclair.
  2. Or, rather, don't go on. "The Rough Road" , William John Locke.
  3. Grutness is rather out of the way. "Second Shetland Truck System Report" , William Guthrie.

Quotes for rather:

  1. An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person. - Joseph Addison
  2. I would rather play Chiquita Banana and have my swimming pool than play Bach and starve. - Xavier Cugat
  3. I should like to repeat what I stated recently in the Jeddah Economic Forum in Saudi Arabia: It won't be the religion, but rather the world -view of some of its followers that shall be made current. - Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  4. Culture, which makes talent shine, is not completely ours either, nor can we place it solely at our disposal. Rather, it belongs mainly to our country, which gave it to us, and to humanity, from which we receive it as a birthright. - Jose Marti
  5. I would rather not tell you here things which every German has at heart. - Albert Speer

Rhymes for rather:

  1. another.
  2. bather, blather, brother, cather, gather, lather, mather, mother, nother, other, smother, souther.
  3. uther.

Idioms for rather:

  1. rather you than me
  2. I'd rather face a firing squad than do
  3. had rather do
  4. would rather
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