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  • adverb Without reluctance; willingly.


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unreluctant +‎ -ly


  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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

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

    New Grub Street

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Northern banquets and partook unreluctantly of Northern wine!

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

  • 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


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