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  • adverb Without reluctance; willingly.


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  • Narby agreed to stop unreluctantly, having become convinced of the reality of the truce under which he made this unprecedented sortie into mutie country.

    Destiny Narrowly Avoided 2010

  • Cecilia, who in the known and tried honour of Mr Arnott would unreluctantly have trusted a sister, was much pleased by this little arrangement, from which should no good ensue, no evil, at least, was probable.

    Cecilia 2008

  • Now I know - my heart knows it, for it has felt it - that she resigns herself to me unreluctantly: is she conscious how my strength rejoices to serve her?

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte 2004

  • He gives it me unreluctantly, I know, but I am always loth to apply to him.

    New Grub Street 2003

  • But all in vain; the indignant gale howls louder; then, with one hand raised invokingly to God, with the other they not unreluctantly lay hold of

    Moby Dick; or the Whale 2002

  • Wingate entered it unreluctantly, even eagerly, and fairly wallowed in the first decent bath he had been able to take since leaving Earth.

    The Past Through Tomorrow Heinlein, Robert A. 1967

  • She pronounced _travellers_ with uncommon glee; -- at least I thought so, -- and, nettled at her indifference, could not help replying, _You_ are _very_ happy, madam; -- _you_ part with your friends _very_ unreluctantly, I perceive.

    Barford Abbey Susannah Minific Gunning

  • I asked no questions, but as the dame was buxom, and the girls were fresh, I kissed in return, and followed unreluctantly as they half dragged, half carried me into their domicil.

    Captain Canot or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver Theodore Canot

  • Northern banquets and partook unreluctantly of Northern wine!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 45, July, 1861 Various

  • And in case of an injury but suspected, its secretiveness voluntarily cuts it off from enlightenment or disillusion; and, not unreluctantly, action is taken upon surmise as upon certainty.

    Billy Budd 1924


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