Origin of lief
Related formslief·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for lief
“They learn about what it is that drove them to these lengths,” says Lief.
This large mass is passive, and had just as lief have Texas next year as this year.Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
He wants no boisterous notes of artificial passion: he would as lief the town-crier spoke his lines.The Young Priest's Keepsake|Michael Phelan
When I like a woman, I would as lief marry her widow as maid!Joan of the Sword Hand|S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
Oh, it's bacon and beans most every day, I'd as lief be eatin' prairie hay.Oh, You Tex!|William Macleod Raine
Now Thorvald, with the advice of his brother, Lief, prepared to make this voyage with thirty men.
British Dictionary definitions for lief
- ready; glad
- dear; beloved