Now fitted the halter, now traversed the cart,And often took leave, but was loth to depart.
The silky hush of intimate things, fragrant with my fragrance, steal softly down, so loth to rob me of my last dear concealment.p. l. travers
Where music dwells Lingering and wandering on as loth to die, Like thoughts whose very sweetness yieldeth proof That they were born for immortality.william wordsworth
He ne'er consider'd it, as loth To look a gift-horse in the mouth.Canto I, line 490.
I dared not dream she loved me. Nay, Her love was proud; and pride is loth To look with favor, own it fond Of one the world loves not to-day … No matter if she loved or no, God knows I loved enough for both, And knew her as you shall not know Till you have known sweet death, and you Have cross'd the dark; gone over to The great majority beyond.joaquin miller
Now fitted the halter, now travers'd the cart, And often took leave; but was loth to part.Matthew Prior
He ne'er considered it as loth To look a gift-horse in the mouth, And very wisely would lay forth No more upon it than 'twas worth; But as he got it freely, so He spent it frank and freely too: For saints themselves will sometimes be, Of gifts that cost them nothing, free.Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part I (1663–64), Canto I, line 489.
We grant, although he had much wit, H' was very shy of using it, As being loth to wear it out, And therefore bore it not about; Unless on holy days or so, As men their best apparel do.Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part I (1663-64), Canto I, line 45.
We have no law practised in this land but is the law of God; and so did the lawyers maintain it before the King in Henry the 8th's time, the pope's legates, and chief archbishops and bishops of England; and did then prove it to them, that there was no law practised in England but the law of God, which our ministers are loth to touch, and busy themselves to study.Keble, L.P., Christopher Love's Case (1651), 5 How. St. Tr. 238.
Create and save customized word lists. Sign up today and start improving your vocabulary!