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loath
used in King Lear

2 uses
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Definition
reluctant or unwilling to do something
  • The jewels of our father, with wash'd eyes Cordelia leaves you: I know you what you are; And, like a sister, am most loath to call Your faults as they are nam'd.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — A Room of State in King Lear's Palace (88% in)
  • Persuade me to the murder of your lordship; But that I told him the revenging gods 'Gainst parricides did all their thunders bend; Spoke with how manifold and strong a bond The child was bound to the father;—sir, in fine, Seeing how loathly opposite I stood To his unnatural purpose, in fell motion With his prepared sword, he charges home My unprovided body, lanc'd mine arm; But when he saw my best alarum'd spirits, Bold in the quarrel's right, rous'd to the encounter, Or whether gasted...
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — A court within the Castle of the Earl of Gloster (40% in)

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