I would rather stay than leave.
He would rather work all day long than do nothing.
The mother would rather die than lose her child.
She’d rather resign than take part in such shameful business deals.
A: I’m desperate for money right now.
B: What’s the matter?
A: I don’t have enough money to pay for my rent.
B: Why don’t you ask Kurt to loan you some money?
A: I’d rather dig trenches with a spoon than ask for his help.
B: I wouldn’t be so proud if I were you. Sounds to me you don’t have much of a choice.