Definition of Rathest

1. rathe [adj] - See also: rathe



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rathest

ratepaying
rater
raters
rates
ratfink
ratfinks
ratfish
ratfishes
rath
rathe
rathel
rather
rather than
rathering
ratherish
rathest (current term)
rathite
rathole
ratholed
ratholes
ratholing
rathripe
rathripes
raths
rathskellers
raticide
raticides
ratifiable
ratification

Literary usage of Rathest

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1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... With fraud couered vnder a pilous face, Accept be now rathest vnto grace. With fained port and presumption, " And can himselfe now best magnifie They ..."

2. English, Past and Present by Richard Chenevix Trench (1870)
"Rather ' expresses the Latin ' potius ;' but ' rathest' being obsolete, ... Nor has ' rathest' been so long out of use, that it would be hopeless to attempt ..."

3. English Past and Present by Richard Chenevix Trench (1855)
"Rather' expresses the Latin 'potius;' but ' rathest' being gone, we have no word, unless ' soonest' may be accepted as such, to express ' potissimum,' that ..."

4. The Western Antiquary by William Henry Kearley Wright (1883)
"This being done the company shouted " Hurrah.'' A dance followed, with feasting, the festivities being kept up till the morning hours. rathest. ..."

5. The Dialect of Leeds and Its Neighbourhood: Illustrated by Conversations and by C. Clough Robinson (1862)
"Haa- therly ta'en in,"—a low degree of disappointment. rathest. Tin's old form maintains a vigorous existence amongst us in the sense of " rather above all. ..."

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