Adverb(1) on the contrary, or instead(2) to some (great or small(3) more readily or willingly(4) to a degree (not used with a negative
(1) This is not a simple party concern but rather a matter of urgent national interest.(2) I cannot think of anybody else I would rather have as chief bridesmaid.(3) I didn't post about my Suffolk adventures yesterday, as quite frankly I was rather tired.(4) Some of the monkeys were friendly, but others were behaving rather oddly.(5) I rather thought he was showing off(6) It prefers rather to say that it offers discounts to married couples.(7) would you like some wine or would you rather stick to sherry?(8) Andrea wasn't the sort to nag, rather such a quiet, forbearing type that people would hold her up as an example.(9) Yet its members still do not see it as leading opinion, rather as reacting to government initiatives.(10) I think I would rather have been at the ancient Greek Olympiads than at the one that's coming up.(11) I'd rather hoped that we would see the desert dunes of Maspalomas as part of our trek.(12) As has been said before, this is a joint problem for clubs and the union and it needs a joint solution, or rather solutions.(13) Anyone with an ounce of compassion can see he is to be pitied rather than pilloried.(14) We all get impatient at times but most people have the maturity to hold this in check and would rather arrive late than risk not arriving at all.(15) Bloggers are also free to give their own opinions, rather than toe the party line in the way that some journalists have to.(16) That has to be a question of opinion rather than fact, so it depends on what you make of the evidence.
(1) rather than :: badala ya
1. sooner ::
2. quite ::
3. more precisely ::
4. more ::
5. on the contrary ::
6. kind of ::
7. instead ::
Word Example from TV Shows
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Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 3
I'd RATHER he takes yours.
Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 2
This is a RATHER shocking thing to hear.
Game of Thrones Season 5, Episode 3
Of course you'd focus on that,
RATHER than the inspiration.
The Big Bang Theory Season 8, Episode 18
Or would you RATHER the men build a pyre?
Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 1
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