Our humble record of his life and writings is drawing to an end: yet we still linger, loth to part with a spirit so dear to us.
He is loth to part with the Mother Land, which he still calls "home."
The children, however, were loth to leave the spot, curiously wondering as to who lived in the log hut.
"loth as I am to give you pain, I must proceed," Field said.
Dinah was not loth to obey this behest, being terribly anxious to know what was happening around them.
Then why So loth, the pay for boldness giving,To leave off living?
The natives are then loth to leave their huts and will spend the day crouching over a fire.
I was loth to yield to it, fearing they would deal too roughly with the natives.
Yet, as I am loth that any more fair youths should lose their lives for my sake, I will give you this counsel.
In brief, he is one that has lost all good himself, and is loth to find it in another.
Old English lað "hated; hateful; hostile; repulsive," from Proto-Germanic *laithaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian leth "loathsome," Old Norse leiðr "hateful, hostile, loathed;" Middle Dutch lelijc, Dutch leelijk "ugly;" Old High German leid "sorrowful, hateful, offensive, grievous," German Leid "sorrow;" French laid "ugly," from Frankish *laid), from PIE root *leit- "to detest."
Weakened meaning "averse, disinclined" is attested from late 14c. Loath to depart, a line from some long-forgotten song, is recorded since 1580s as a generic term expressive of any tune played at farewells, the sailing of a ship, etc. Related: Loathness.