I was prevented, however, from making her an offer at the time by my selfishness, I was loath to part with the allurements of my free and licentious bachelor life in the heyday of my youth, and with my pockets full of money.
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loath to admit a mistake
Much as they loath to admit it, there are serious divides splitting the party.