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The purchasing-power-rather-than-need argument, in fact, holds as long as anything for beef whatever.

Rather than love, than money, than faith, than famen, than fairness, give me the truth.

Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness. Give me the truth.

Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness. give me truth.

Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness.

  1. On the internet, this word does not exist. It is an anachronism - an attempt to hold on to the old ways of proper English. Don't bother using it. People under the age of 25 will just assume you made a typo while typing "then".
    I would rather drink Drano than remember even the simplest lessons from elementary school English class. Errrrr, I mean 'I would rather drink Drano THEN remember...'
  2. Used to compare two things. Not to be confused with [then].
    Would you rather do this than that?
  3. 1 used when comparing two things, people, situations etc 2 other than except for a particular person or thing 3 would rather/would sooner ... than used to say that you prefer one thing to another 4 no sooner/hardly had ... than used to say that one thing happens immediately after another thing (@ Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English)
    1: Natalie was prettier than her sister. You need that money more than I do. There were more people there than I expected. If it costs more than $60, I won't buy it. She had woken even earlier than usual. Divorce is more common than it was a generation ago. 2: We never go to church other than for funerals and weddings. We know he lived in Fleet Road, but other than that we don't know much about him. 3: I'd rather drive than go by train. She said she'd rather die than live in the city. 4: No sooner had I got into the house than the phone rang. Hardly had they reached Edinburgh than they were ordered to return to London.