I'd like to go home early rather than risk the roads later.
I'd like a dog rather than a cat.
Thankfully, most times people react rather than ask questions.
His voice was quiet and confident, and she felt like a visitor in his throne room rather than a woman talking to a stranger chained to her basement wall.
He conveyed his displeasure with his body rather than his voice.
His hair was brown rather than white-blond, his beautiful eyes deep set and large.
Meadows were pastured rather than mown.