adverb(as lief) • archaic
- As happily; as gladly: he would just as lief eat a pincushionMore example sentences
- ‘I had as lief be a Brownist as a politician,’ said bibulous Sir Andrew Ague-cheek.
- Here is W. S. Gilbert's spoof line, ‘I would as lief be thrust through a thicket hedge as cry Pooh to a callow throstle’.
- As for the first, I would as lief pray with him as with any man.
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