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loath
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
reluctance or unwillingness to do something
  • "Eh mum, I'm loth, that I am," said Bob, slowly depositing his pack on the step, and beginning to untie it with unwilling fingers.
    5.2 -- Book 5 Chapter 2 -- Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb (71% in)
  • I should be so loath for 'cause to buy it at the Golden Lion," said the poor woman, her heart swelling, and the tears coming,—"my teapot as I bought when I was married, and to think of its being scratched, and set before the travellers and folks, and my letters on it,—see here, E. D.,—and everybody to see 'em."
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (49% in)

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