The committee seemed strangely reluctant to hold the auction.
I'd not remembered that tidbit when Jackson first questioned me, but even now, I was reluctant to move his inquiry in that direction.
Sonya made some reluctant reply.
Why was I so reluctant to part with life?
I wasn't reluctant to get married.
It was a reluctant farewell.
Dean was reluctant to even consider either option.
I was reluctant to interfere with the honest exercise of directors' discretion.
Alex was the reluctant heir to an enormous amount of land and money.
Because we value them, we are reluctant to give them up without a really good reason.
For this report Miss Sullivan prepared, in reluctant compliance with the request of Mr. Anagnos, an account of her work.
"Fitzgerald was a state guy over in Denver," Fred grumbled, as if reluctant to let go of his pet theory.
Perhaps enough of the euphoria of the prior day's success remained that, surprisingly, a reluctant agreement was reached.
She had been reluctant to mention her idea before, but now she was desperate enough to risk his anger.
Once a nation shows its willingness to seize foreign-owned property at will, foreign investors are reluctant to do business there again.
To tell you the truth, I think they're a little reluctant to sell it.
She was reluctant to broach the subject.
He was reluctant, because he didn't want to hurt her.
I parked my home on wheels under a tree and unbound my reluctant guest.
While he'd considered bringing his revolver to Colorado, he had no official reason to do so and was reluctant to lie about being on police business.
As reluctant as she was to bring Katie into it, she was even more concerned about letting Alex think Bill had repeated information Alex confided in him.
He was reluctant to ensure an unknown risk.
The son was reluctant to relinquish involvement in the company.
The sense of smell has fallen into disrepute, and a deaf person is reluctant to speak of it.
"We shall probably advance," replied Bolkonski, evidently reluctant to say more in the presence of a stranger.
For reluctant readers, words often need to be changed.
They glared at each other for a long moment before Talon gritted his teeth and lowered his gaze in reluctant deference.
"In exchange for…" She frowned, reluctant to give up the ability.
Cynthia acknowledged her reluctant agreement with a deep sigh and no further conversation as Dean extinguished the light.
If you were courting me from day one, as you said at the restaurant, then why were you so reluctant to get married?
Then why was she so reluctant to tell him?