“They learn about what it is that drove them to these lengths,” says lief.
If they had just as lief go to Belfast as anywhere else, I'll run up there.
It's like ye'd as lief be in this snug room as on the fell to-neet, Ralph?
It seemed to me then that I would as lief be shot and have done with it.
I would as lief not hear them called so—but this was not Mr. Hughes.
If there was no one on earth dependent on me I'd as lief you'd shoot me to-morrow.
"Oh, I'd just as lief keep you company," answered the other cheerfully.
I found Mahletonkwa had just as lief trade as fight, and a bit more so.
I'd just as lief have a skunk in the place as to have either of that pair.
I'd as lief get wet through in the open as perish with cold in this fog-laden room.
Old English leof "dear, valued, beloved, pleasant;" also as a noun, "a beloved person, friend," from Proto-Germanic *leubo- (cf. Old Norse ljutr, Old Frisian liaf, Dutch lief, Old High German liob, German lieb, Gothic liufs "dear, beloved"), from PIE root *leubh- "love" (see love (n.)). As an adverb, "dearly, willingly" from c.1250. I want and I'd love to are overworked and misused to fill the hole left in the language when I would lief faded in 17c.