Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv.

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Examples

  • I would rather have people around me buzzing with new ideas than arthritic, command-executing automata.

    Experiential Marketing

  • To many North Siders, the South Side is another planet, the land of loud, Schlitz-swilling rednecks who would rather fight than talk.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • The Soviet Sherpa for the Summit, Andrei Illarionov, was a brilliant and sometimes charming free-market economist, but he had no interest in destroying economically irrelevant weapons stockpiles with resources he would rather see invested in economic development.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • The importance to using the word VACCINES is SO IMPORTANT, or dangerous, to the other side that they would rather get stung by a wasp then to use the word!!!

    The Panic Virus

  • Aaron knew what he was doing, Biddy—but he would rather have given up all further chance to own Bridal Veil Mountain, before he would see you married to another man.

    Ishmael

  • Two places I would rather not be reminded of, even by an Evelina or a Humphry Clinker.

    Morgan’s Run

  • I would rather be in Italy than in Gloucester Gaol, Jem, of that I can assure you.

    Morgan’s Run

  • I would rather have your honesty than all the sweet-smelling, lace-attired gentlemen in the world.

    Sweetbriar

  • The king hated to see Thessalus lose the contest so much that he later claimed he would rather have given up part of his kingdom than see Athenodorus win.

    Alexander the Great

  • For every fan thrilled by the prospect of seeing their favorite players again, there is another who would rather not spend another summer with Jessie, aka "Mr. Pectacular," admiring himself in the mirror.

    Big Brother 13: Five "Dynamic Duos" We'd Let Back Into the House

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