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nothing loath

Not unwilling; unopposed to. Despite having lost a huge sum in his previous venture, the wealthy investor seems nothing loath to try backing yet another startup company with a similar sales pitch. Nothing loath, Ms. Carter took to the dance floor with the charming young man.
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nothing loath

quite willing.
This expression was used by John Milton in Paradise Lost: ‘Her hand he seis'd, and to a shadie bank…He led her nothing loath’.
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People are loath to give up their cellphones, even when engaged in sports risky enough to make it wise to use a helmet, like skiing, snowmobiling, motorcycling or bicycling.
Generally, unless ISPs are confrontedwith a court order or a clear request from lawenforcement agencies they would be very loath to give that information out.
Smith himself acknowledges the enormous scale of the social transformation that France underwent during the Trente Glorieuses (the thirty years after World War II) but does not see any reason why the French are loath to undertake changes of equal magnitude today.
Loath to relinquish their rock star lifestyles, most lawmakers want merely to disclose the financial link between lobbyists and lawmakers, rather than end it.
Juan Pablo Cordoba, president of the Colombian Stock Exchange says the main reason for the resistance is that many Colombian companies remain family affairs, so they are loath to sell a majority of the company fearing an end to family control.
By accounting bound, I mean that it may not be fully depreciated and they are loath to write it off.
Had the scientists not been blinded by bias, they might have asked it this way: Why do (straight) women have sexual feelings they are loath to report?
Federal courts are generally loath to substitute their judgment for that of the agency entrusted by Congress with the task of administering a statutory program.
As a historian, Patterson is perfectly comfortable with examining how Hurston recr ates and even reports Southern history something many literary purists are loath to do in their analyses for fear of mixing social science with art.
While it has been loath to admit it, the Bush administration is quietly shifting back to the tough work of diplomacy.
FLICKERING candlelight is perfect for dark winter evenings and Woolworth's range is stunning, so good in fact you'll be loath to light them and burn them down.
While investors and analysts have been demanding it, he writes, companies may be loath to release preliminary numbers that could change between the time of the earnings release and the filing of the quarterly 10-Q.
It sure is easy when you live in a world of good and bad, black and white, and as we all pretty much know but are loath to admit, it's even easier when you're the white.
Again Shick lies down, seemingly loath to rise as actions take place about her.
They were on the front lines of the 1969 Stonewall revolt (a fact that, later, the gay-liberation movement was loath to admit), and gay balls had been part of Harlem's subculture for decades before Madonna recorded "Vogue.