Part of speech: adjective

Same as Lief.

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Usage examples "lieve":

  1. " I wouldn't as lieve have you," said he, shaking his head. - "Queechy, Volume II", Elizabeth Wetherell.
  2. I find it is happy for me, that he was not made a judge, and yet I had as lieve have him my judge as my council, if my life were at stake. - "The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian", John Dryden.
  3. Why then I had as lieve marry a Steeple with a perpetual Ring of Bells. - "The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)", Aphra Behn.