Archaic Appearing or ripening early in the year, as flowers or fruit. (adjective)
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Use "rathe" in a sentence
"I prefer them to stay on the softball field rathe than even attempt to govern after the disastrous Bush administration ......"
"In fact, “rather” is in origin the comparative of the obsolete adverb “rathe”."
"My only objection is teh bbl length, wish ws 24 rathe than 22."