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Definition of Rather


  1. Prior; earlier; former.
  2. Earlier; sooner; before.
  3. More readily or willingly; preferably.
  4. On the other hand; to the contrary of what was said or suggested; instead.
  5. Of two alternatives conceived of, this by preference to, or as more likely than, the other; somewhat.
  6. More properly; more correctly speaking.
  7. In some degree; somewhat; as, the day is rather warm; the house is rather damp.

Rather Quotations

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
Henri Nouwen

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Vince Lombardi

But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Khalil Gibran

It's time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I'd much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.
Ernie Harwell
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Rather Translations

rather in Afrikaans is tog, nogal, taamlik
rather in Danish is nok
rather in Dutch is een klein beetje, lichtelijk, ietwat
rather in Finnish is han, kylliksi
rather in French is certes, assez
rather in Italian is preferire, veramente, abbastanza, anzi
rather in Latin is pocius potius, quin, potius, potius, magis
rather in Portuguese is bastante
rather in Spanish is propiamente, mas bien, proximamente, poquito
rather in Swedish is ganska, snarare, hellre
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