- 英[ˈrɑːðə(r) , ˌrɑːˈðɜː(r)]
- adv.稍微，有点; 相当，颇; 宁愿; 相反地;
He speaks in concepts rather than specifics.
I think you're judging her rather harshly.
She's been behaving rather oddly.
Her racy stories can be rather shocking.
Underneath his rather severe manner, he is really very kindhearted.
His manner seemed rather stiff and impersonal.
I'd rather go hungry than eat that.
I'm afraid your chances of success are rather remote.
There are only five minutes to go. You might just manage to get to the station, but you're cutting it rather fine.
只有五分钟了, 你可以赶到车站, 但时间确实太紧了.
Those chunks of meat are rather large — could you chop them up a bIt'smaller?
这些肉块相当大,还能再切小一点 吗 ?
Games like chess are rather intellectual pursuits.
Her works have been rather uneven this year.
Gary looked rather perplexed.
She looked rather strained and miserable.
It's quite pleasant today, though the wind is rather cool.
Some of the member states wanted a tighter union rather than the loose confederation that developed.
He's just playing his hand rather heavily.
In summary, all government departments are administered rather differently.
I rather sneakily looked in her diary when she was out.
The suitcase is rather heavy.
Do not be rather unsophisticated in the complicated political struggle.
I was the only man among the guests and felt rather awkward.
In less than four hours my enthusiasm had waned and I rather reproached myself for coming.
Their daughter hadn't written to them for a long time, and they were rather worried.
I would rather you come tomorrow.
I'd rather you came tomorrow than today.
I am rather fond of a solitary stroll in the country.
That's rather too salt!
They are also spending more time working with each other rather than reporting upwards.
The bulk of the research shows that there may be a pause, or a shifting of gears in the 40s or 50s, but this shift can be exciting, rather than terrifying.
Penny-pinching UK consumers choose cheaper products from discounters such as Aldi and Lidl rather than luxury alternatives.
However, as Amy Edmondson of Harvard points out, organisations increasingly use team as a verb rather than a noun: they form teams for specific purposes and then quickly disband them.
And the quit rates were particularly convincing given that before the study started, most of the people had said they'd rather cut down gradually before quitting.
Rather than superpower conflict, countries unable to cope with food shortages now constitute the main threat to world security.
Tips benefit the boss rather that the employees.
Such children believe challenges are energizing rather than intimidating ( ' , 令人生畏); they offer opportunities to learn.
Rather, it is to recognize that in America's vast criminal justice system, second chances are crucial.
Building on a child's ability to feel joy, rather than pushing it aside, wouldn't be that hard.
Becoming educated should not require giving up joy but rather lead to finding joy in new kinds of things: reading novels instead of playing with small figures, conducting experiments instead of sinking cups in the bathtub, and debating serious issues rather than stringing together nonsense words, for example.
This finding supported ConAgra’s decision to position the product against other high quality frozen dinners, rather than as a diet or health food.
But their beds were provided by private individuals, rather than a hotel chain
And there are environmental benefits, too: renting a car when you need it, rather than owning one, means fewer cars are required and fewer resources must be devoted to making them
Several hours after a meal, people's hunger levels were predicted not by how much they'd eaten but rather by how much food they'd seen in front of them in other words, how much they remembered eating
It wasn't that Kodak was blind to the future, said Rebecca Henderson, a professor at Harvard Business School, but rather that it failed to execute on a strategy to confront it.
If you'd rather hide your actions, that's an indication that you're taking a risk and rationalizing it to yourself.
Boys at single-sex schools were said to be more likely to get involved in cultural and artistic activities that helped develop their emotional expressiveness, rather than feeling they had to conform to the "boy code" of hiding their emotions to be a "real man"
Singaporean head chef Tommy Teh Kum Chai offers daily specials on a blackboard, rather than sticking to a menu.
To this end, we walk the dog, play golf, go fishing, sit in the garden, drink outside rather than inside the pub, have a picnic, live in the suburbs, go to the seaside, buy a weekend place in the country.
These days, children are robbed of these ancient freedoms, due to problems like crime, traffic, the loss of the open spaces and odd new perceptions about what is best for children, that is to say, things that can be bought, rather than things that can be found
However, we spend money on drugs rather than on green places.
The increasing emphasis for the growing population of old people is in quality rather than quantity of years
The paper provides support for newer forms of psychotherapy (心理治疗) that urge people to accept their negative thoughts and feelings rather than fight them.
Goldberg calls the problem a disorder rather than a true addiction
He finds it rather unbearable.
But I'd rather spend my college days funding out how children learn.
He would rather have a meal an hour later
He would rather get a less demanding job.
Most of them were rather conservative.
Within just the past five years, I have noticed parents returning to a belief that teenagers need the guidance of elders rather than the liberal, anything goes mode of child-rearing that became popular in the second half of the 20th century.
When we ask teens to choose a hero, they usually select an older family member rather than a remote public figure.
Virtually all experts agree that the fee-for-service system—doctors are rewarded for the quantity of care rather than its quality of effectiveness—is a primary reason that the cost of care is so high.
The one in the House bill would have to negotiate rates with providers, rather than using Medicare rates, as many reformers wanted.
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, a vast four-year global study which reported its initial conclusions earlier this year, found reasons to believe that managing ecosystems sustainably—working with nature rather than against it—might be less profitable in the short term, but certainly brings long-term rewards.
One main factor that has driven up medical expenses is that doctors are compensated for the amount of care rather than its effect.
One boy said, I'd rather be concentrating on artistic efforts than saving the world or something.
My own research at the Stanford Center on Adolescence uses in-depth interviews with small samples of youngsters rather than large-scale surveys.
The problem isn't the technology itself, but that the technology is being used to create more flexibility for the employer rather than the employee.
Rather than just dazzling with a high cool factor, there is a focus on the practical.
In a competitive work environment, employers are able to use technology to demand more from their employees rather than motivating workers with flexibility that benefits them.
Even utility companies, which have long viewed batteries and alternative forms of energy as a threat, are learning to embrace the technologies as enabling rather than disrupting.
Rather than merely asking about something they wanted to try, they tended to include both cause and effect in their question.
But the Food and Drug Administration has not approved Avastin for use in the eye, and using it rather than the alternative, Lucentis, might carry an additional, although slight, safety risk.
Indeed many organizations also useinstitutional or prestige advertising which is designed to build uptheir reputation rather than to sell particular products.
Instead of having a literal meaning, it docs something - conveying an attitude — just like the -ed ending conveys past tense rather than "meaning.
Rather than pay up or work out a settlement, Bowman decided to appeal—all the way to the Supreme Court.
Social learning theories contribute to our understanding of why we behave as we do, but much of the emphasis is on early socialization rather than on what occurs throughout life.
Democrats and Republicans can and will take sides on a number of issues, but a more crucial concern is that both are basing major policy decisions on guesstimates rather than looking at the vast wealth of raw data with a critical eye and an open mind
The result is a sort of high-quality, unusually rigorous coffee-table book, designed to be dipped into rather than read from beginning to end.
It focuses on theory rather than on practical skills.
It stresses competition rather than cooperation
It's rather remarkable for the fact that although it's extremely big, it's supported by just six rather slim legs.
I myself find them rather uncomfortable to sit in for very long, but people were used to more discomfort in the past.
Well, that's a good question, because the basic idea of chaos theory is that there aren't any "models" as such— there aren't guaranteed forms, but rather patterns of change in development
Rather than relying on how others classify you, consider how you identify yourself
I'd rather not make it something formal and structured.
When you reach your top height, do light activities rather than sleep too much
It seems people would rather give up something else than the big trip," he says.
It seems to me that creative writing is a process of revelation, really, rather than of creativity in the ordinary sense.
According to the Overseas Development Institute Odi, however, just 12% of disaster-relief funding in the past two decades has gone on reducing risks in advance, rather than recovery and rebuilding afterwards.
2016年高考英语江苏卷 阅读理解 阅读C 原文
Also, sometimes pre-anger does not have to do with a lasting condition, but rather a temporary state before a triggering event has occurred.
2018年高考英语北京卷 阅读理解 七选五 原文
And if you have your lecture notes or the article in hand, you and the professor will be able to examine specific points that are confusing to you, rather than just talking in a general way about the contents.
2015年高考英语浙江卷 阅读理解 主旨概括 原文
But rather I see it as an area of freedom.
2016年高考英语四川卷 阅读理解 阅读C 原文
Deliberate practice activities require effort, produce no immediate rewards, and are motivated by the goal of improving performance rather than the goal of enjoyment.
2015年高考英语上海卷 阅读理解 阅读表达 原文
Driverless cars may end up being a form of public transport rather than vehicles you own, says ryan calo at stanford university, California.
2017年高考英语天津卷 阅读理解 阅读C 原文
Empowerment and delegation mean new forms of management control to ensure that the overall business plan is being followed, and that operations become more profitable under the new organization, rather than less.
2016年高考英语上海卷 完形填空 原文
For example, a sociologist may read news of crime as a social problem, rather than for its immediate reward.
2015年高考英语江苏卷 任务型阅读 原文
However, Mexicans may use silence when instructions are given by a person in authority rather than be rude to that person by arguing with him or her.
2016年高考英语全国卷1 阅读理解 阅读D 原文
In another restaurant, all of the dishes and desserts it serves are 3D-printed, rather than farm to table.
2018年高考英语天津卷 阅读理解 阅读C 原文
It could be anything―gardening, cooking, music, sports—but whatever it is, make sure it's a relief from daily stress rather than another thing to worry about.
2016年高考英语全国卷2 语法填空 原文
Let cooking and living simply be a joy rather than a burden.
2014年高考英语全国卷2 阅读理解 七选五 选项
Most food webs, for instance, consist of many weak links rather than a few strong ones.
2019年高考英语天津卷 阅读理解 阅读C 原文
Project managers evaluate the performance of the team members in terms of what they produce for projects, rather than the amount of time they spend on them.
2016年高考英语上海卷 完形填空 原文
Rather, they remember how to find it.
2015年高考英语安徽卷 阅读理解 阅读C 原文
Sixty-four percent of those survey participants who havens worked remotely would rather give up some bonus in order to get even one day a week working from home.
2016年高考英语浙江卷（10月） 阅读理解 阅读C 原文
Still, I would rather be a bit more careful and live in a large city than to feel safe but dull.
2014年高考英语全国卷1 听力 原文
The weight of e-goods is rather small.
2015年高考英语江苏卷 阅读理解 阅读B 选项
To read a line graph, it's important to focus on the points of intersection rather than the line segments between the points.
2015年高考英语浙江卷 阅读理解 阅读B 原文
Usually, gossip spreads information about a topic-breakups, trouble at home, even dropping out-that a person would rather keep secret.
2016年高考英语浙江卷（6月） 阅读理解 阅读A 原文
Very quickly, she learned to appreciate life rather than to judge everything so harshly.
2015年高考英语福建卷 完形填空 原文
We can achieve a lot when we learn to let our differences unite, rather than divide us.
2016年高考英语浙江卷（6月） 单项选择 原文
When a dark-colored cake was served on a black plate rather than a white one, customers recognized it as sweeter and more tasty.
2018年高考英语江苏卷 阅读理解 阅读B 原文
When classical, rather than pop, music was playing, diners spent more.
2018年高考英语江苏卷 阅读理解 阅读B 原文
You are only one person, and you do not have time to waste on people who would rather cause drama or mess up with your purpose.
2016年高考英语浙江卷（6月） 阅读理解 七选五 原文
Rather than dismissing ourselves as unchangeable creatures of habit, we can instead direct our own change by consciously developing new habits.
Databases used by some companies don't rely on data collected systematically but rather lump together information from different research projects.
They found that the principal requirement for what is called “global cascades” -the widespread propagation of influence through networks -is the presence not of a few influentials but, rather, of a critical mass of easily influenced people.
The Federal circuit issued an unusual order stating that the case would be heard by all 12 of the court’s judges, rather than a typical panel of three, and that one issue it wants to evaluate is weather it should” reconsider” its state street Bank ruling.
In other words, it is up to the buyer, rather than the seller, to decide what to buy.
Rather than concluding that children make parents either happy or miserable, Senior suggests we need to redefine happiness: instead of thinking of it as something that can be measured by moment-to-moment joy, we should consider being happy as a past-tense condition.
Rather than cloaking his exit in the usual vague excuses, he came right out and said he was leaving “to pursue my goal of running a company”.
Today, the social sciences are largely focused on disciplinary problems and internal scholarly debates, rather than on topics with external impact.
But the intention is not to neglect social science; rather, the complete opposite.
Time, rather than intention, has given them legitimacy.
There is pressure for change from within the profession, but opponents of change among the regulators insist that keeping outsiders out of a law firm isolates lawyers from the pressure to make money rather than serve clients ethically.
Second, it is surely a good thing that the money and attention come to science rather than go elsewhere.
Only if the jobless arrive at the jobcentre with a CV, register for online job search, and start looking for work will they be eligible for benefit—and then they should report weekly rather than fortnightly.
Rather, we ascribe meanings to test on the basis of interaction between what we might call textual and contextual material: between kinds of organization or patterning we perceive in a text’s formal structures ( ' , so especially its language structures) and various kinds of background, social knowledge, belief and attitude that we bring to the text.
It is only the Queen who has preserved the monarchy’s reputation with her rather ordinary ( ' , if well-heeled) granny style.
Their analysis ruled out the possibility that it was firms’ political influence, rather than their CSR stand, that accounted for the leniency: Companies that contributed more to political campaigns did not receive lower fines.
Relying on ethical persuasion rather than law to address the misuse of body ideals may be the best step.
Nor does it reveal how much companies are banking on the halo effect, rather than the other possible benefits, when they decide their do-gooding policies.
Avoiding this rather than promoting it should unite the left and right of the political spectrum.
And perhaps faintly, they hint that people should look to intangible qualities like character and intellect rather than dieting their way to size zero or wasp-waist physiques.
Rather than just focusing on GDP, over 40 different sets of criteria from health, education and civil society engagement have been measured to get a more rounded assessment of how countries are performing.
Rather officials must avoid double standards, or different types of access for average people and the wealthy.
But policymakers who refocus efforts on improving well-being rather than simply worrying about GDP figures could avoid the forecasted doom and may even see progress.
1. on the contrary;
"rather than disappoint the children, he did two quick tricks before he left"
"he didn't call; rather (or instead), he wrote her a letter"
"used English terms instead of Latin ones"
2. to some (great or small) extent;
"it was rather cold"
"the party was rather nice"
"the knife is rather dull"
"I rather regret that I cannot attend"
"He's rather good at playing the cello"
"he is kind of shy"
3. more readily or willingly;
"clean it well, preferably with warm water"
"I'd rather be in Philadelphia"
"I'd sooner die than give up"
4. to a degree (not used with a negative);
(poetic/literary or archaic)would rather
I had rather not see him.
rather you (或 him, her等) than me
used to convey that one would be reluctant oneself to undertake a particular task or project undertaken by someone else
‘I'm picking him up after lunch. ’‘Rather you than me.’.
fairly, pretty, quite, rather