rather

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  • In these times marriage was an economic matter rather than one of love.
  • Not a bad set-up man, and rather good looking in the face. Cited from Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters, by Henry Wallace Phillips
  • It has a high sound and is rather large to hold.
  • His wife has been rather good-looking, and wishes to be so still. Cited from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 329, March 1843, Vol. 53
  • It was a title of religious rather than political authority.
  • Her dark eyes were large and pretty, and altogether she was rather good-looking. Cited from The Rise of David Levinsky, by Abraham Cahan
  • The relationship between the Chinese spoken and written language is rather complex.
  • The individual, rather than the community or institutions, was the point of reference.
  • Daily life rather than eternal life became the focus of board games.
  • Any institution common to both is the exception rather than the rule.
  • Many variations were created, the most common of which is served cold rather than hot.
  • Rather good-looking if one does not hunt for appearances of intelligence. Cited from The Measurement of Intelligence, by Lewis Madison Terman
  • She is rather good looking, has blue eyes, a low forehead and dark red hair. Cited from The Red Record, by Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • Rather, the city manager, who is appointed by the city council, serves in that capacity.
  • He is rather fine looking, don't you think? Cited from Up the Hill and Over, by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  • Among the passengers was a tall, dark, rather fine-looking man, of about middle-age. Cited from Stories by American Authors, Volume 5, by Various
  • The person indicated was well-dressed, rather good-looking, and about thirty-five years old. Cited from The Crime of the French Cafe and Other Stories, by Nicholas Carter
  • This bus is typically rather quick and is independent of the rest of the computer operations.
  • It had been hard work, and they were rather low-spirited about it. Cited from Gold Diggings of Australia, by Ellen Clacy
  • She states that she would rather die than live a mediocre existence.
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Words starting with rather

Meaning of rather

  • adverb On the contrary; rather (or instead), he wrote her a letter"
    rather than disappoint the children, he did two quick tricks before he left, he didn't call, used English terms instead of Latin ones
  • adverb To some (great or small) extent
    it was rather cold, the party was rather nice, the knife is rather dull, I rather regret that I cannot attend, He's rather good at playing the cello, he is kind of shy