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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: One's own way; preference.
Plural of druther, contraction of ’d rather, as in "I/he/etc. would rather ..." Earliest documented use: 1895.
The word is mostly used in the form "If I had my druthers ..." i.e. "If I had my way, I'd rather ..."
"If I had my druthers, I'd put you on a plane this second."
Laura Marie Altom; A Baby in His Stocking; Harlequin; 2011.
"Brazil is aware of its own significance in world affairs, and is charting an appropriately constructive and quite independent course ... despite Washington's druthers."
Paul Heinbecker; Getting Back in the Game; Dundurn; 2011.
Explore "druthers" in the Visual Thesaurus.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It is a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity. -Jimmy Carter, 39th US President, Nobel laureate (b. 1924)
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