[ adverb ] with reluctance

Used in print

(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)

During the next five years the leaders of the Fair_Deal reluctantly backed_down from the optimistic expectations of the New_Deal .

(Allan J. Braff and Roger F. Miller, "Wage-Price...)

Where this approach becomes critical , the industry can be expected to put much emphasis on this as evidence of its sincerity in `` resisting '' the wage pressures of a powerful union , requesting tariff relief after it has `` reluctantly '' acceded to the union pressure .

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