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ลองค้นหาคำในรูปแบบอื่นๆ เพื่อให้ได้ผลลัพธ์มากขึ้นหรือน้อยลง: -lief-, *lief*.

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Lief \Lief\, n. A dear one; a sweetheart. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Lief \Lief\, adv. Gladly; willingly; freely; -- now used only in the phrases, had as lief, and would as lief; as, I had, or would, as lief go as not. [1913 Webster] All women liefest would Be sovereign of man's love. --Gower. [1913 Webster] I had as lief the town crier spoke my lines. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Far liefer by his dear hand had I die. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Note: The comparative liefer with had or would, and followed by the infinitive, either with or without the sign to, signifies prefer, choose as preferable, would or had rather. In the 16th century rather was substituted for liefer in such constructions in literary English, and has continued to be generally so used. See {Had as lief}, {Had rather}, etc., under {Had}. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Lief \Lief\ (l[=e]f), n. Same as {Lif}. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Lief \Lief\ (l[=e]f), a. [Written also {lieve}.] [OE. leef, lef, leof, AS. le['i]f; akin to OS. liof, OFries. liaf, D. lief, G. lieb, OHG. liob, Icel. lj?fr, Sw. ljuf, Goth. liubs, and E. love. [root]124. See {Love}, and cf. {Believe}, {Leave}, n., {Furlough}, {Libidinous}.] 1. Dear; beloved. [Obs., except in poetry.] "My liefe mother." --Chaucer. "My liefest liege." --Shak. [1913 Webster] As thou art lief and dear. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. Note: (Used with a form of the verb to be, and the dative of the personal pronoun.) Pleasing; agreeable; acceptable; preferable. [Obs.] See {Lief}, adv., and Had as lief, under {Had}. [1913 Webster] Full lief me were this counsel for to hide. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Death me liefer were than such despite. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. Willing; disposed. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I am not lief to gab. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] He up arose, however lief or loth. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]: lief adv 1: in a willing manner; "this was gladly agreed to"; "I would fain do it" [syn: {gladly}, {lief}, {fain}] From Dutch-English Freedict dictionary [fd-nld-eng]: lief [lif] affable; friendly; good‐natured; kind dainty; kind; nice; pretty beloved; loved one; lover; sweetheart; well‐beloved lovable sweetheart dear; lovely From German-English Freedict dictionary [fd-deu-eng]: lief [liːf] ran

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