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rather  

英[ˈrɑ:ðə(r)] 美[ˈræðər]

adv.稍微,有点;相当,颇;宁愿;相反地

int.当然啦,怎么不

【近形词】

father   n.父亲

【常用短语】

rather than   而不是;宁可…也不愿

would rather   宁愿,宁可

【单词例句】

◇ The Antipathies, I think--’ (she was rather glad there WAS no one listening, this time, as it didn’t sound at all the right word) ‘--but I shall have to ask them what the name of the country is, you know.

---- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1)

◇ Though it was early, Kuang phoned his schoolmate in a booth nearby at once rather than waiting for him to come.

---- A Journey across Canada

◇ he was, however, rather embarrassed, when he remembered that a simpleton, or one unfit for his office, would be unable to see the manufacture.

---- The Emperor's New Suit

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