from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Readily; willingly: I would as lief go now as later.
- adj. Archaic Beloved; dear.
- adj. Archaic Ready or willing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. beloved, dear, agreeable
- adj. willing
- adv. Readily, willingly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as lif.
- adj. Dear; beloved.
- adj. Pleasing; agreeable; acceptable; preferable.
- adj. Willing; disposed.
- n. A dear one; a sweetheart.
- adv. Gladly; willingly; freely; -- now used only in the phrases, had as lief, and would as lief.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Beloved; pleasing; agreeable.
- Inclined; disposed; willing; having a preference.
- n. One beloved; a darling.
- Gladly; willingly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a willing manner
I should have proposed, -- _with good_ lief, in the same sense, but that I cannot find _lief_ to be a substantive.
Souns like Matt madez menny frenz even in short lief, grate compliment tu him and tu yur reering uv him!
In short, we "believe" (note a root meaning of "belief" is "lief" -- which is wishful thinking) what we believe mostly because we have been massively socially/culturally programmed to have these beliefs.
Referring to the root of belief in Middle English (lief, meaning "wish"), he said that belief is a heartfelt wish that things be or turn out a certain way; in other words, there is a way things should be and a way they shouldn't be, and belief is a wish that they be the way they "should."
It's root word "lief" means a preference, desire or wish.
Er bekam zwanzig zum Leben für die Aufnahme eine Seven Eleven, obwohl die pakistanische Beamte das letzte Lachen verlor Schießen Heinrich in den Arsch, als er lief zur Tür.
But if you mouth it, as many of our players do, I had as lief the town crier spoke my lines.
Item, we gyve as good as bequest unto my saied sister Jone xx.li. as good as all my wearing apparrell, to be paied as good as delivered inside of a singular yeare after my deceas; as good as we buck will as good as ready unto her a residence with thappurtenaunces in Stratford, wherein she dwelleth, for her naturall lief, underneath a yearlie lease of xij. d.
Um… Can Ai taek owt an inshoruns awn ur lief b4 u do?
Hoep it goez well – tho teh cheezmeets Ai haz been 2 aer amayzin – juss liek u haz noed dem awl ur lief!