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It rose heavily, as if it were loath to reveal the dreadful spectacle beneath it.
In the present instance, these wild blades were anxious to regain their belles; nor were the latter loath once more to come under their protection.
If it wasn't for that clear showing of the Lord's will, I should be loath to go, for my heart yearns over my aunt and her little ones, and that poor wandering lamb Hetty Sorrel.
He had already had proofs that several of them were disaffected to the enterprise, and loath to cross the mountains.
Smooth-it-away's testimony to the solidity of its foundation, I should be loath to cross it in a crowded omnibus, especially if each passenger were encumbered with as heavy luggage as that gentleman and myself.
The literary histories might keep record of them, but it is loath some to think of those heaps of ordure, accumulated from generation to generation, and carefully passed down from age to age as something precious and vital, and not justly regarded as the moral offal which they are.
Yet now, that his time had come, I was loath to see him go.
De Conde was the guest of the Earl of Leicester for several days, and before his visit was terminated the young man had so won his way into the good graces of the family that they were loath to see him leave.
The first was that I go to Du-seen as his mate, after which he would be loath to give me into the hands of the Wieroo or to further abide by the wicked compact he had made--a compact which would doom his own offspring, who would doubtless be as am I, their mother.
His men were loath to follow him, but when they saw that he was bravely entering the frowning portal they trailed a few paces behind in a huddled group that seemed the personification of nervous terror.
The days passed, and Tudor seemed loath to leave the hospitality of Berande.
There he remained eight months, at the end of which time, for two reasons, he was loath to leave us.