RELUCTANT's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of reluctant
a. not wanting to take some action; averse
Economists say the unemployment rate could climb as high as 10.5 percent next year because employers remain reluctant to hire.
Sentence in Classic:
We banded ourselves together, some boldly, some in jest and some almost in fear: and of the number of these latter, the reluctant Indians who were afraid to seem studious or lacking in robustness, I was one.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
Katavasov went back to his own carriage, and with reluctant hypocrisy reported to Sergey Ivanovitch his observations of the volunteers, from which it would appear that they were capital fellows.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Pierre felt reluctant to enter into conversation with this old man, but, submitting to him involuntarily, came up and sat down beside him.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The officers were about to take leave, but Prince Andrew, apparently reluctant to be left alone with his friend, asked them to stay and have tea.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The tune said, more or less, how Eve, gathering her robes about her, stands reluctant still to let her dewy mantle fall.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
Every form of prudence and suspicion had been grafted on a nature originally reluctant and cautious, with the result that it would have seemed hardly needful for Mrs.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
One by one the neighbors slipped away, reluctant to be present when the doctor came home, and Scarlett and Melanie were left alone, sewing in the parlor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Even the natural obstinacy of Cedric sunk beneath these obstacles, where he, remaining on the point of junction, had the task of dragging a reluctant pair up to it, one with each hand.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
This, though late, and reluctant, and ungracious, was yet better than nothing, and her spirits improved.
Persuasion By Jane Austen Context
I dried myself in the sun, and dressed slowly, reluctant to leave that green enclosure where the sunlight flickered so bright through the grapevine leaves and the woodpecker hammered away in the crooked elm that trailed out over the water.
My Antonia By Willa Cather Context
He seemed reluctant to put away the picture, held it for another minute, lingeringly, before my eyes.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Context