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Word of the Day – Lief

By August 20, 2016Word of the Day

Lief (adverb)


As happily; as gladly.

First used as an adjective, Lief got its big break in the epic poem “Beowulf” meaning “dear” or “beloved.”

Example sentences

“I’d just as lief stay in today, it’s too wet out there.”

“He’d as lief eat gruel as he does gourmet.”

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