Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Endowed with freedom of the will.

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Examples

  • The founding glue of our nation is that free-willed individuals can, and should, be free to live life as they see fit.

    Rep. Louise Slaughter: Equality Is Choice

  • In the case of snake oil, "the shill," a supposedly free-willed person from the crowd, steps forward to sing the praises of the Rattlesnake King's potion.

    Todd Paglia: The Sustainable Forestry Initiative's Greenwash: Snake Oil for the 21st Century

  • Why is any more "metaphysical speculation" required than observed quantum effects, to explain a "not physically contrained" "libertarian free-willed" choice that a choice-making being might appear to have?

    Bunny and a Book

  • Synopsis: Michiko is a free-willed “sexy diva” who destroys a supposedly inescapable fortress, while Hatchin is a girl fleeing her strict foster parents.

    Anime Preview: Fall 2008 « Undercover

  • Sure, he's probably keen to be seen as strong and free-willed by his domestic audience.

    4 hours and 35 minutes to win hearts and change minds

  • Problems arise in that most sheeple, usually but not always white, have no idea that they ARE one, believing themselves instead to be free-willed in all of the most important aspects of life and damned lucky to be an American.

    Ovis aries humanus

  • A free-willed person could stick a baby in a roaring furnace, or shoot dead 2000 people a day, or say something hurtful, etc.

    Behe challenges Miller

  • It takes conscious, sometimes brave acts to resist the primal allure of expressing collective anger by violating the sanctity of other individuals 'bodies -- or of becoming impassive as others violate bodies that we should see as the homes of free-willed and free-thinking souls.

    Scott Atran: Waterboarding Our Sacred Rights

  • She sees him, eventually, as a free-willed autonomous being so she gets swept away in his perfect harni beauty.

    REVIEW: Nekropolis by Maureen McHugh

  • The get must be written by a religious scribe sofer, with the explicit and free-willed approval of the husband, and with the specific intention that it is to be used by a certain man and woman.

    Archive 2006-10-01

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