rather englannista suomeksi
More quickly. (defdate)
(quote-song); (w)|artist=Kings of Convenience|title=I'd Rather Dance with You|passage=I'd rather dance with you than talk with you / So why don't we just move into the other room
(ngd); the contrary. (defdate)
1898, J. A. Hamilton, "Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby|Stanley, Edward George Geoffrey Smith", in Sidney Lee (Ed.), ''of National Biography|Dictionary of National Biography, Volume LIV: Stanhope–Stovin'', The MacMillan Company, page 60,
- His ‘Iliad’ is spirited and polished, and, though often rather a paraphrase than a translation, is always more truly poetic than most of the best translations.
(RQ:Maxwell Mirror and the Lamp)Never before had he felt such repulsion when the vicar displayed his characteristic bluntness or coarseness of speech. In the present connection—or rather as a transition from the subject that had started their conversation—such talk had been distressingly out of place.
To prefer; to prefer to.
2002, Elizabeth Bowen, ''The Heat of the Day'':
- So you must excuse my saying anything I did: all it was, that up to the very last I had understood us all to be friendly — apart, that is, from his rathering me not there. How was I to know he would flash out so wicked?
2007, Mikel Schaefer, ''Lost in Katrina'', page 323:
- "That was a killer," said Chris. "I'd rathered die in St. Bernard than spent one minute over there. I would have rathered the storm, shaking with the wind and rain hitting in the boat for an eternity than spending any time there.
Prior; earlier; former.
1900, (w), ''The Travels of Sir John Mandeville'' (version in modern spelling)
- Now no man dwelleth at the rather town of Damietta.