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loath
used in The Return of the King

4 uses
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Definition
reluctant or unwilling to do something
  • So time unreckoned passed, until Gimli saw a sight that he was ever afterwards loth to recall.
    5.2 — Book 5 Chapter 2 — The Passing of the Grey Company (81% in)
  • The hobbits still remained in Minas Tirith, with Legolas and Gimli; for Aragorn was loth for the fellowship to be dissolved.
    6.5 — Book 6 Chapter 5 — The Steward and the King (80% in)
  • Here now for seven days they tarried, for the time was at hand for another parting which they were loth to make.
    6.6 — Book 6 Chapter 6 — Many Partings (76% in)
  • When they came to the Ford of Bruinen, he had halted, and seemed loth to ride into the stream; and they noted that for a while his eyes appeared not to see them or things about him.
    6.7 — Book 6 Chapter 7 — Homeward Bound (1% in)

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