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Definitions of rather:
  • adverb:   to some (great or small) extent
    Example: "It was rather cold"
  • adverb:   on the contrary
    Example: "Rather than disappoint the children, he did two quick tricks before he left"
  • adverb:   to a degree (not used with a negative)
  • adverb:   more readily or willingly
    Example: "I'd rather be in Philadelphia"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #12151)

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