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potius adv. comp.

potis, rather, preferable, more : sed scin', quid volo potius facias? T.: nec vero imperia expetenda, ac potius non accipienda interdum: Galliam potius esse Ariovisti quam populi R., Cs.: si domus haec habenda est potius quam deversorium: se miliens morituros potius quam ut tantum dedecoris admitti patiantur, L.: mansurus, potius quam incertae vitae parceret, S.: per interregem comitia habenda esse potius, quam consul alter a bello avocaretur, L.: vel haec patienda censeo potius, quam trucidari corpora, L.—With aut or vel, or rather, or I may better say : efficiet enim ratio ut . . . mors aut malum non sit, aut sit bonum potius: quam fuit imbecillus, quam tenui aut nullā potius valetudine: Cato magnus homo, vel potius summus vir.

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