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lief

 (lēf)
adv. lief·er, lief·est
Readily; willingly: I would as lief go now as later.
adj. liefer, liefest Archaic
1. Beloved; dear.
2. Ready or willing.

[Middle English leve, lef, dear, willingly, from Old English lēof, dear; see leubh- in Indo-European roots.]

lief

(liːf)
adv
rare gladly; willingly: I'd as lief go today as tomorrow.
adj
(Historical Terms) archaic
a. ready; glad
b. dear; beloved
[Old English leof; related to lufu love]

lief

(lif)

adv.
gladly; willingly: I would as lief go south as not.
[before 900; Middle English leef, Old English lēof, c. Old Saxon liof, Old High German liob, Old Norse ljūfr, Gothic liufs; akin to love]
lief′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.lief - in a willing manner; "this was gladly agreed to"; "I would fain do it"
Translations

lief

(archaic) [liːf] ADV I'd as lief not goigual me da no ir, de igual gana no voy

lief

adv (old) I would as liefich würde ebenso gern; I would as lief … as anythingich würde nichts lieber tun als …
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The Lady Moon is my lover, My friends are the oceans four, The heavens have roofed me over, And the dawn is my golden door I would liefer follow the condor Or the seagull, soaring from ken, Than bury my godhead yonder In the dust of the whirl of men.
But I'd liefer you'd hearn the truth concernin myseln, fro my lips than fro onny other man's, though I never cud'n speak afore so monny, wi'out bein moydert and muddled.'
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