loth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj loth (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed "antipathetic to new ideas","averse to taking risks","loath to go on such short notice","clearly indisposed to grant their request"
    • adj loth unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom "a reluctant smile","loath to admit a mistake"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Loth See Loath Loathly, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n loth See loath.
    • n loth A German unit of weight, varying in different localities from 225 to 270 grains troy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Loth disliking: reluctant, unwilling
    • adj Loth lōth Same as Loathful, Loathly.
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Quotations

  • Sir Max Beerbohm
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    “It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loth to sit for his portrait.”

Usage

In literature:

If merit sues, and greatness is so loth To break its downy trance, I pity both.
"English Satires" by Various
The Moschians, who were still loth to pay tribute, were again attacked and reduced.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 2. (of 7): Assyria" by George Rawlinson
I have misdone, and I endure the smart, Loth to acknowledge, but more loth to part.
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume 5 (of 18)" by John Dryden
And I'm loth to part you and Gavin.
"Winter Evening Tales" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
He was loth that the conversation should cease.
"The Turtles of Tasman" by Jack London
But the mate had been thoroughly frightened, and was loth to leave his entrenchment.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
For I find you are a lover of the game, and I should be loth to hunt in your purlieus.
"The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 6 (of 18)" by John Dryden
At the same time, the Papacy was nothing loth to help them in their undertaking.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
He was loth to a common row at that moment, because he was acutely conscious of the two girls watching.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Ralph, too, was loth to analyze the impression his old love made upon him.
"Short Story Classics (American) Vol. 2" by Various
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In poetry:

He seemed the Lord to know,
And to offend him loth;
But Mammon proved his overthrow,
For none can serve them both.
"Balaam's Wish" by John Newton
If thou, to be so seen, be'st loth,
By sun or moon, thou dark'nest both;
And if myself have leave to see,
I need not their light, having thee.
"The Bait" by John Donne
'Will it hurt much?'—'No, mine own:
I wish I could bear the pang for both.'
'I wish I could bear the pang alone:
Courage, dear, I am not loth.'
"In The Round Tower At Jhansi" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
A little shame on their spirits stealing,—
A little pride that is loth to sue,—
A little struggle with soften'd feeling,—
And a world of fatherly care for you.
"At One Again" by Jean Ingelow
Hide then within my heart, oh, hide
All thou art loth should go from thee.
Be kinder to thyself and me.
My cupful from this river's tide
Shall never reach the long sad sea.
""My Fair, no beauty of thine will last"" by Alice Meynell
The robin, too, is loth to quit the lawn
And visits yet his nest beneath the eaves;
I hear his cheering notes at early dawn--
To part with these old friends my spirit grieves.
"September" by Joseph Horatio Chant

In news:

He was born in Tegal, Indonesia on Mary 7, 1929 to Frederik and Eva Loth .
Funeral services for Phyllis Willer , 82, of Marshalltown, were held on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at the Hope United Methodist Church with Pastor Scott Lothe officiating.
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In science:

Lothe, The Theory of Dislocations (McGraw Hill, New York, 1968).
First passage time distribution for a random walker on a random forcing energy landscape
Proc. lOth Conf. on Uncertainty in More generall y , it can be shown that any MSP­ ence (R.
Coping with the Limitations of Rational Inference in the Framework of Possibility Theory
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