Still, the rich hardwood floor reflected the weak morning sun in a cheerful manner that spawned reluctance to continue the tour.
But as time progressed, his obvious reluctance to propose marriage presented a far more difficult problem.
With some reluctance, mostly from Martha this time, we agreed.
He did so now, describing Lydia's reluctance in descending to the accident, but glossing over just how petrified she'd been.
"There's Lydia Larkin," Cynthia said, reluctance evident in her voice.
No, your morals have nothing to do with my reluctance to introduce him.
She skipped back to the jeep, her earlier reluctance nowhere in evidence.
He tossed in a hint of reluctance, just for good measure.
There was evidence of her reluctance to discuss some element of the accident.
Brady followed with reluctance, intrigued to meet the woman whose voice had kept him company for several long weeks.
He responded, with just a hint of reluctance, thinking of the 5:00 alarm call, very few hours away.
Cynthia Byrne held out her hand and said, with what Dean hoped was at least a hint of reluctance, I guess I won't be seeing you again.
But the old man, finally, with much reluctance, agreed to re-figure the amount stolen when Dean began to ask how frequently deposits were made and offered to check bank records.
Burgess spoke in a low tone but showed no reluctance to talk.
He began to understand her reluctance to be involved with him and how thick the walls around her heart were, if she spent the years since the Schism learning how to shut people and emotion out.
Now she knew Candice was referring to the Medena hacienda and Alex's reluctance to inherit.
Xavier was seized with fever soon after his arrival, and was delayed by the failure of the interpreter he had engaged, as well as by the reluctance of the Portuguese to attempt the voyage to Canton for the purpose of landing him.
So great was his reputation that when Sir Walter Mildmay founded Emmanuel College in 1584 he chose Chaderton for the first master, and on his expressing some reluctance, declared that if he would not accept the office the foundation should not go on.
The danger of such an enterprise was diminished by the reluctance to violate the apartments of women and attack a sleeping foe, which appears also in Judges xvi.
But Mr. Churchill's great coup in the war was the attack on the Dardanelles, which he pressed forward in spite of the increasing reluctance of Lord Fisher.
Kutuzov was silent for a few seconds and then, submitting with evident reluctance to the duty imposed by his position, raised his head and began to speak.
He could not rejoin the army where he would have been made colonel at the next vacancy, for his mother now clung to him as her one hold on life; and so despite his reluctance to remain in Moscow among people who had known him before, and despite his abhorrence of the civil service, he accepted a post in Moscow in that service, doffed the uniform of which he was so fond, and moved with his mother and Sonya to a small house on the Sivtsev Vrazhek.