Again he stopped, and this time succeeded in forcing his reluctant
hand to the cold steel, only to snatch it away almost immediately and resume his restless beat.
Pierre felt reluctant
to enter into conversation with this old man, but, submitting to him involuntarily, came up and sat down beside him.
He did not care himself about spending money, and was not reluctant
to give it.
I do not believe that in the whole course of my reading, and not even in the early moment of my literary enthusiasms, I have known such utter satisfaction in any writer, and this supreme joy has come to me at a time of life when new friendships, not to say new passions, are rare and reluctant
One cannot at least withhold a reluctant
admiration for the wit that had conceived so bold a scheme, and the fell [deadly] genius with which it was carried out.
Looking up, he saw a reluctant
horse and a forceful rider plunging in mid- air down upon him.
He took his hat and went out, with a dragging, reluctant
We found him lying on the doorstep when we got up, and it did not need Aunt Janet's curt announcement, or Uncle Blair's reluctant
shake of the head, to tell us that there was no chance of our pet recovering this time.
19-32) He caught her up reluctant
on his golden car and bare her away lamenting.
said I, for he was gazing intently at the shrubs, as if he saw it coming, and I was reluctant
to leave him, in my new-found happiness and revival of hope and love.
Not that I was afraid of it, however, or reluctant
to meet it.
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.
They did not work for bosses, but spectacularly and magnificently, with their own might, grappled with the great world and wrung splendid living from its reluctant
His feet seemed equally reluctant
to advance, or to remain stationary; his position bearing a great analogy to that of Mahomet's coffin, with the exception that the quality of repulsion rather than that of attraction held him in a state of rest.
Kit scratched his head mournfully, in reluctant
admission that it did not, and clambering up to the old nail took down the cage and set himself to clean it and to feed the bird.