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Over 50 Simple Sentences With the Word ‘Rather’


Rather — US. [ˈræðər], UK. [ˈrɑːðə]

Main meanings:

  1. To some extent; somewhat.
  2. On the contrary; instead.
  3. More willingly; preferably.
  4. Quite; fairly; considerably.


10 simple sentences:

  • I’d rather stay home tonight.
  • Hunter prefers juice rather than coffee.
  • He’d rather not discuss it now.
  • The movie was rather boring.
  • Kylie seems rather tired today.
  • He’s a rather quiet person.
  • I find this idea rather interesting.
  • I’d rather read than watch TV.
  • The soup was rather spicy.
  • It’s rather cold outside today.


The sentences from movies:

Rather unpleasant to behold, isn’t it? – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

I’d rather not. – Up In The Air (2009)

We’ve installed some rather interesting modifications. – Goldfinger (1964)

I’d rather you didn’t. – Rush Hour (1998)

Rather slim pickings for food, Dad. – Them! (1954)

No, prison is rather agreeable to me. – Gandhi (1982)

You know, I’d rather not. – Shrek Forever After (2010)

Sooner rather than later, I hope. – Braveheart (1995)

Apparently, you’ve lost a rather talkative cargo pilot. – Rogue One (2016)

Unless you’d rather I stay up. – Beau is Afraid (2023)

I’d rather spit in your face. – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

I would really rather not. – Ghost World (2001)

I’d rather get off, like. – This Is England (2006)

She’d much rather see you laughing than crying. – Poker Face (2022)

I’d rather be the former. – Black Panther (2018)

They’d rather bite their tongue off. – Mississippi Burning (1988)

I’d sure rather not. – Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Well, I’d rather it not be today. – Ice Age (2002)

I’d rather be here than chasing space dust. – Spaceman (2024)

I’d rather be dinner than a coward. – Big Fish (2003)

I’d rather listen to you. – The Reader (2008)

Wouldn’t you rather study French literature in France? – The Namesake (2006)

Rather clumsy. – Lincoln (2012)

I’m really rather envious. – Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

I’d rather stick with the women. – The Irishman (2019)

Her vocabulary is rather extensive. – The Exorcist (1973)

The alarm is rather loud. – Spectre (2015)

I’d rather sleep in the hibernation unit. – The Wandering Earth (2019)

Would you rather it was you? – The Untouchables (1987)

I think rather to let you live. – Elizabeth (1998)

I’d rather not see you. – Boston Strangler (2023)

I’m afraid he’s rather insisting. – Queen (2006)

Aren’t you being rather arbitrary? – A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Unless you’d rather see Oz and Glinda there. – Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

You’d rather drive the Lotus? – Your Place or Mine (2023)

I rather liked the first one, the hardcover. – 1408 (2007)

I’d rather be at home. – Hellboy (2004)

That was rather witty, I thought. – Sleuh (1972)

See, I would rather expand my mind. – Jesus Revolution (2023)

Yes, rather.Casablanca (1942)

I should say you look rather lost. – Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984)

I’m rather good at shoes. – Cinderella (2015)

I’d rather not take sides. – Star Trek (2009)

They would have rather been somewhere else. – Schindler’s List (1993)

I’d rather hand in my papers first. – The Departed (2006)

Rather, let your leadership stir others to. – Superman (1978)

Yeah, of course we’d rather win. – Somewhere in Queens (2022)

If you’d rather, she can do it. – Pearl Harbor (2001)

I’d really rather not. – Psycho (1960)