English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "rather"

I ride my bike to work, rather than take my car because it is better for the environmentWhen I was young, I enjoyed living in the big city, but since I've been a father, I'd rather live in a smaller place.

I ride my bike to work, rather than take my car because it is better for the environment.

Rather than go to work, and leave my sick daughter at home alone, I took the day off.

It is better to try to figure out the meaning of new vocabulary by looking at it in context, rather than always simply looking it up in the dictionary.

I would rather quit my job than take a cut in pay.

The weather was rather hot at the beach today.

The concert was pretty good, but I found it rather expensive at 50 per ticket.

Would you rather have fish or chicken for supper tonight?

Jimmy Buffet sang, I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead.

Ray Prince once said that work is only work if you'd rather be doing something else.

Marly would rather play on a losing team with his friends than on a winning team with kids he doesn't know.

An Arab proverb advises, Ask the experienced rather than the learned.

In December of 1945, Prince Fumimaro Konoe, former Japanese Prime Minister, committed suicide rather than face war crimes charges.

Studies show that the orangutan is less social than the other primates, living a rather solitary life in the wild.

Find someone who would rather be at home in bed right now.


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