No, if one of us has to get snowed in up here, I'd rather it was me.
Thanks, but I'd rather go alone.
I ignored her question rather than lie.
Maybe he'd rather listen than talk.
"Permit me to say," returned the dragonette, "that you are rather impolite to call us names, knowing that we cannot resent your insults.
It's a subject I'd rather not discuss.
But if you'd rather take them off, go ahead.
Sometimes I think you'd rather eat me than talk to me.
Rather, he'd done the decent thing and spared her further heartache.
She may be using you, but I have no doubt I'd rather be in your position right now than Mr. Fitzgerald's—the wrath of an angry woman is something to behold!
I'd rather not make a fool out of myself.
His hair was brown rather than white-blond, his beautiful eyes deep set and large.
He won't lose his mate, even if he chooses to kill her rather than give her up.
His voice was quiet and confident, and she felt like a visitor in his throne room rather than a woman talking to a stranger chained to her basement wall.
Rather, it is an acknowledgement of progress made.
"I'd rather someone else take this on, but you're my only option," the Watcher said in plain distaste.
The wanders were rather discouraged by this gloomy report, but Dorothy said with a sigh:
"I would rather live alone on a desert island than be a sailor on this ship," he said.
I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
Belle, our dog, my other companion, was old and lazy and liked to sleep by the open fire rather than to romp with me.
The count came waddling in to see his wife with a rather guilty look as usual.
Even as the idea occurred that she would rather have this room, she knew she couldn't ask.
I figured she might as well come back here rather than get messed up with the authorities again.
Talon stumbled, and Dusty froze rather than pounced, his head whipping around.
Thanks to Jenner, Nelmes, Blossom, and Phipps (which sounds like a rather odd law firm), today we have the word "vaccine."
He didn't respond, and she thought it best to direct her energy to walking rather than talking.
Let us rather read the Epistles and Gospels.
When the crowd collected round him he seemed confused, but at the demand of the tall lad who had pushed his way up to him, he began in a rather tremulous voice to read the sheet from the beginning.
But Princess Mary experienced a painful rather than a joyful feeling--her mental tranquillity was destroyed, and desires, doubts, self-reproach, and hopes reawoke.
But he also knew (or rather felt at the bottom of his heart) that by resigning himself now to the force of circumstances and to those who were guiding him, he was not only doing nothing wrong, but was doing something very important--more important than anything he had ever done in his life.
Unless you have someone you'd rather take?
Her skin began to flush until it was pink enough to look human rather than the sleep of the dead.
He decided that he would rather wash himself with water in the barn.
I'd rather not talk about it.
You might as well make it on your terms, ordering him to submit, rather than begging and mauling him like an animal.
It is not to our discredit that machines can perform calculations so wondrously fast; rather it is to our credit that we conceived of and built such machines.
No--in this case I would rather suffer evil the natural way.
Pierre stood rather far off and could not hear all that the Emperor said.
When he had changed, poured water over his head, and scented himself, Nicholas arrived at the governor's rather late, but with the phrase "better late than never" on his lips.
Nicholas was himself rather surprised at the way he danced that evening.
When asked what he was doing when he was arrested, Pierre replied in a rather tragic manner that he was restoring to its parents a child he had saved from the flames.
In a rather low room lit by one candle sat the princess and with her another person dressed in black.
I'd rather have entertained my house guest than listened to his sniveling and begging but alas, I do what I have to do.
I'd rather die first.
If it does, wouldn't you rather take a chance to owe me than be in debt to Darkyn?
Rather than incite her, it left her sleepy.
"Ask any honest woman who she'd rather sleep with," slurred Ginger, "a jock or a PhD."
It rather sounds like an airport paperback.
I didn't know you and, frankly, you were getting rather personal.
But we dropped into this adventure rather unexpectedly.
"Which would you rather have" asked the caliph, "three hundred pieces of gold, or three wise sayings from my lips?"
"I am sure I would rather have a good bow with arrows" said Ethelred.
They are not distinct buckets but rather broad characterizations: actual famine, weaponized famine, and structural famine.
As Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle once observed, "Man seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebels against anything that does not deserve rebelling against."
A third has advanced along the Vladimir road, and a fourth, rather considerable detachment is stationed between Ruza and Mozhaysk.
Actually, she'd rather get a room than stay in the house.
True to his word, he'd rather not know any answers than lie to inquisitors.
I'd rather not say but I have some important information for you and I need a favor.
I'd rather root them out and have them killed.
He sensed rather than heard movement on the first floor.
Jule's shaking had stopped, and he looked pale rather than flushed from a fever.
She accepted Jonny's hand rather than Xander's and closed her eyes to the cold sensations of Transporting.
"So you'd rather stay here and watch the world fall apart," the Watcher said.
"I'd rather kill two birds with one stone," he said.
She didn't expect it; she expected him to lie rather than point out the flaws in her desperate logic.
The other side of her face displayed facial features that were heavy rather than feminine, resembling her father's.
I'd rather be back in California.
"Ask any man where he'd rather have his face—the cover of Time Magazine or a baseball card?" he said.
But the bones are rather interesting.
Rather than taking souls and risking a run-in with him or his dealers, the demons snatched the dead or killed whomever they wanted and brought them here, where they'd have more time for soul extraction.
Were you pleased by our rather gruesome discovery?
Jim stopped sometimes to rest, for the climb was rather steep and tiresome.
We have time, just now, and I'd rather face the invis'ble bears than those wooden imps.
"I couldn't help it," returned the other, rather crestfallen.
As she entered the great hall a voice called out, in a rather harsh tone:
"Where is she?" asked Zeb, rather bewildered by the suddenness of it.
But won't it look rather funny for me to ride to Exeter on a sidesaddle?
"And I would rather have a young hawk that has been trained to hunt" said Ethelbert.
When the work was finished, the old fishing boat looked rather odd, with a paddle wheel on each side which dipped just a few inches into the water.
This is not a shortcoming of our imaginations but rather a simple reality.
Do not expect this to be a uniformly reassuring journey; it may be more of a roller-coaster ride with some rather bleak descents.
We would have taken any way rather than this; but it was late and growing dark, and the trestle was a short cut home.
At first I was rather unwilling to study Latin grammar.
Many of my friends would be well pleased if I would take two or even one course a year, but I rather object to spending the rest of my life in college....
As a matter of fact, most of the advice she has received and heeded has led to excisions rather than to additions.
Her whimsical and adventuresome spirit puts her so much on her mettle that she makes rather a poor subject for the psychological experimenter.
Although she has used the typewriter since she was eleven years old, she is rather careful than rapid.
Although Miss Sullivan is still rather amused than distressed when some one, even one of her friends, makes mistakes in published articles about her and Miss Keller, still she sees that Miss Keller's book should include all the information that the teacher could at present furnish.
I shall go rather slowly at first and try to win her love.
I imagine she has been rather roughly handled sometimes by her little mistress.
I'd rather break stones on the king's highway than hem a handkerchief.
Mrs. Keller wanted to get a nurse for her, but I concluded I'd rather be her nurse than look after a stupid, lazy negress.
It's rather stupid business, I think.
Everybody laughed at her antics, and you would have thought they were leaving a place of amusement rather than a church.
Helen acquired language by practice and habit rather than by study of rules and definitions.
Miss Keller's education, however, is so fundamentally a question of language teaching that it rather includes the problems of the deaf than limits itself to the deaf alone.
It is true rather that she has a special aptitude for thinking, and her leaning toward language is due to the fact that language to her meant life.
The ability to read the lips helps Miss Keller in getting corrections of her pronunciation from Miss Sullivan and others, just as it was the means of her learning to speak at all, but it is rather an accomplishment than a necessity.
Writing for other people, she should in many cases be true to outer fact rather than to her own experience.
All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or rather something to be.
I would rather sit in the open air, for no dust gathers on the grass, unless where man has broken ground.
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
I would rather ride on earth in an ox cart, with a free circulation, than go to heaven in the fancy car of an excursion train and breathe a malaria all the way.
By the middle of April, for I made no haste in my work, but rather made the most of it, my house was framed and ready for the raising.
At length, in the beginning of May, with the help of some of my acquaintances, rather to improve so good an occasion for neighborliness than from any necessity, I set up the frame of my house.
If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself; and my shortcomings and inconsistencies do not affect the truth of my statement.
If I were to preach at all in this strain, I should say rather, Set about being good.
It was a rather cool evening, and some of his neighbors were apprehending a frost.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
I seek rather, I may say, even an excuse for conforming to the laws of the land.
"He always was rather harsh; and now I should think he's getting very trying," said Prince Andrew, apparently speaking lightly of their father in order to puzzle or test his sister.
"You are good in every way, Andrew, but you have a kind of intellectual pride," said the princess, following the train of her own thoughts rather than the trend of the conversation--"and that's a great sin.
The unknown general looked disdainfully down at Kozlovski, who was rather short, as if surprised that anyone should not know him.
"I have the honor to present myself," repeated Prince Andrew rather loudly, handing Kutuzov an envelope.
There was something peculiar about it, quite unsoldierly, rather comic, but extremely attractive.
Our right flank was posted on a rather steep incline which dominated the French position.
The old aunt received the two young people in her corner, but seemed desirous of hiding her adoration for Helene and inclined rather to show her fear of Anna Pavlovna.
She was now plain rather than pretty.
It was not a matter of life but rather of death, as the saying is.
In spite of this, or rather because of it, next day, November 15, after dinner he again went to Olmutz and, entering the house occupied by Kutuzov, asked for Bolkonski.
Rostov saw how the Emperor's rather round shoulders shuddered as if a cold shiver had run down them, how his left foot began convulsively tapping the horse's side with the spur, and how the well-trained horse looked round unconcerned and did not stir.
But Miloradovich was at that moment evidently thinking of anything rather than of what the generals were disputing about.
"Gentlemen, the dispositions for tomorrow--or rather for today, for it is past midnight--cannot now be altered," said he.
The Tsar heard but obviously did not like the reply; he shrugged his rather round shoulders and glanced at Novosiltsev who was near him, as if complaining of Kutuzov.
During Rostov's short stay in Moscow, before rejoining the army, he did not draw closer to Sonya, but rather drifted away from her.
His approaching departure did not prevent his amusing himself, but rather gave zest to his pleasures.
By the dim light, to which Pierre had already become accustomed, he saw a rather short man.
This short man had on a white leather apron which covered his chest and part of his legs; he had on a kind of necklace above which rose a high white ruffle, outlining his rather long face which was lit up from below.
I shall await your most gracious permission here in hospital, that I may not have to play the part of a secretary rather than commander in the army.
In the hospitals, death was so certain that soldiers suffering from fever, or the swelling that came from bad food, preferred to remain on duty, and hardly able to drag their legs went to the front rather than to the hospitals.
The same inquisitive, challenging, and rather mocking eyes still looked at him.
Rostov had become a bluff, good-natured fellow, whom his Moscow acquaintances would have considered rather bad form, but who was liked and respected by his comrades, subordinates, and superiors, and was well contented with his life.
His eyes were rather moist and glittered more than usual, and as he sat in his saddle, wrapped up in his fur coat, he looked like a child taken out for an outing.
When she was not looking at him she felt that he was looking at her shoulders, and she involuntarily caught his eye so that he should look into hers rather than this.
On the thirteenth of June a rather small, thoroughbred Arab horse was brought to Napoleon.
His full face, rather young-looking, with its prominent chin, wore a gracious and majestic expression of imperial welcome.
Evidently for them "the marshal" represented a very high and rather mysterious power.
That was a misfortune no one could remedy, for the peasants of the district burned their hay rather than let the French have it.
He was armed with a musketoon (which he carried rather as a joke), a pike and an ax, which latter he used as a wolf uses its teeth, with equal ease picking fleas out of its fur or crunching thick bones.
And she ran out of the room, with difficulty refraining from tears of vexation and irritation rather than of sorrow.
And with a sad and rather stern look she told Natasha all that Pierre had said.
In front was Glory, which was similar to those threads but rather thicker.
The best thing to do was to calmly tell him she would rather not go.
I'm sure both of us would have rather had our discussion in Molly's absence.
Thankfully, most times people react rather than ask questions.
He sensed rather than saw that someone was in it, watching them.
Rather, that something else was wrong.
Rather than drink from her, he kissed her.
Rather, I aim to show that the world will be what we make it to be.
"People speak of misfortunes and sufferings," remarked Pierre, "but if at this moment I were asked: 'Would you rather be what you were before you were taken prisoner, or go through all this again?' then for heaven's sake let me again have captivity and horseflesh!