Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a willing manner.
- Specifically— Of one's own will, choice, or consent; voluntarily; knowingly.
- Readily; cheerfully.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a willing manner; with free will; without reluctance; cheerfully.
- adv. in a willing manner
- willing + -ly (Wiktionary)
“His gentle doe went willingly to the covert of the wolf -- _willingly_, I repeat.”
“Amit, I’m sure has had a different set of experiences with the term, and almost assuredly did not pick the term willingly to apply to himself as I did.”
“You are the reason why the democratic party will be divided, the one that you follow so willingly is the reason that this party will be divided, how could you possibly know the man that you call yourselves supporting, when he is supposed to be the candidate of unity, but his followers are so nasty and divisive.”
“Protest votes are one thing, but the sheer size of the shift in religious and evangelical votes in these seven races seems to show that when values voters are taken seriously, they will venture out willingly from the Republican fold.”
“I will not share pain willingly, but I will be the strong shoulder for anyone who wants to vent or spill.”
“My understanding soared as it just drew me in willingly at every conceivable emotional level.”
“There we go being cowards again -- willingly moving and working for less than 50% of what we earned in NYC.”
“The code required some improvements, but the captain willingly put in the time, and by January of 2004 he had come up with a tidy package, written in English, of course — a gift from the people of Maryland to those of Iraq.”
“My lord, I would have bargained with the devil, and met his terms willingly, to save your life.”
“He brought as many as he pleased, and as often as it pleased him; and it was her pride to provide Cleopatra banquets for the lover whose anxieties were soothed by them, and to whom she sacrificed her name willingly in return for a generosity that certain chance whispers of her heart elevated to the pitch of measureless.”
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