reluctantly

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reluctantly (comparative more reluctantly, superlative most reluctantly)

  1. In a reluctant or hesitant manner.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 5, The Hocussing of Cigarette[1]:
      Then I had a good think on the subject of the hocussing of Cigarette, and I was reluctantly bound to admit that once again the man in the corner had found the only possible solution to the mystery.

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