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  • Hereat the Minister prostrated himself before Allah (to whom belong Might and Majesty!) and kissed the King’s hand, saying, Loath is the ruby stone, albeit be bedded in the hardest rock on hill, to do aught but shine as a lamp, and this thy son is such a gem.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • 'Loath'd throughout life -- scarce pardon'd in the dust.'

    Byron's Poetical Works, Volume 1

  • Loath to be caught flat-footed again, France fired the allies' first missile to help repel Gadhafi's forces besieging rebel-held eastern Libya.

    NATO at the crossroads after Gates speech

  • Zurich: Loath to take over the family's burgeoning textile business, French artist Henri Cartier-Bresson 1908-2004 tinkered with the idea of becoming a writer and painter before realizing that his talent and interests predestined him for a career as a photographer.

    Cartier-Bresson and the Decisive Moment

  • Loath to overrule the courts, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said the government will clarify the situation but not how.

    Russia's Enduring Governance Discount

  • Loath to take yet another plane, she opted to travel by train.

    A Covert Affair

  • Loath to spend if he doesn't have to, Feeney beats both Buffett and Kamprad in the donation category, giving out less grants than only Ford and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations.

    Five Billionaires Who Live Below Their Means

  • Loath as they may be to get down into the gutter with Labour, the Tories can't hold back on muckraking if that is the ground chosen by their opponents.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • Not long after Tribeca, my daily searching led me for the first (and last) time over to Breitbart's Big Hollywood blog, where "Joe Bendel" had posted a festival roundup called "Plenty for Conservatives to Love and Loath [sic] at Tribeca '10" that included my film.

    Jeff Reichert: You Can't Please Everyone

  • Loath as Horn was to veer from discussion of the bunker, he let them express the suffering they had experienced as conditions in the city steadily deteriorated.

    HITLER’S HOLY RELICS

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