- v. present participle of nill.
“In the beginning of this section, the nilling of sin was antecedent to the sin; here it is something that may be allowed in ordinary cases, but not at all in extraordinary.”
“An argument for the contrary opinion from the second part of this verse -- the answer to it, with distinctions between each kind of willing and nilling, with extracts from St. Augustine, Zanchius and”
“We must now consider the kind of willing and nilling about which the apostle is here treating.”
“The Church has the right to preach the Gospel everywhere, willing or nilling any state authority, and so to secure the rights of its members among the subjects of any civil polity whatever.”
“For his understanding is darkened, and his will, which before was free, is now become a servile will; for it serveth sin, not nilling, but willing -- for it is called a will, and not a nill.”
“It assumes that the willing or the nilling of the subject of this form of control does not necessarily enter into the principle which logically defines it.”
“Warrington have been nilling people and we would like to avoid that.”
“Therefore pray don't think your time lost; for, willing, nilling, you'll be forced to stay, unless you are resolved to encounter Juno, Neptune, Doris,”
“So might and main they strove to bring the ship out, but all in vain: the violence of the gale thwarted them to such purpose as not only to preclude their passage out of the bay but to drive them, willing nilling, ashore.”
“New Zealand have played twice in six weeks, one their nilling of the Boks in Cape Town, the other a happy runabout against a weak Samoa that will have done nothing to ratchet up the intensity in preparation for Brisbane.”
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