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self-willedness

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Obstinacy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Self-will; obstinacy.

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Examples

  • If Nora had not been self-willed and stiff-necked beyond the usual self-willedness and stiff-neckedness of young women she might have been herself the mistress of Monkhams.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • In the darkness and fog that preceded the dawn of day some few broke through the besiegers and escaped into the woods: “the rest were left to the conquerors, of which many were killed in the swamp, like sullen dogs who would rather, in their self-willedness and madness, sit still and be shot through, or cut to pieces,” than implore for mercy.

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  • In the darkness and fog that preceded the dawn of day some few broke through the besiegers and escaped into the woods; "the rest were left to the conquerors, of which many were killed in the swamp, like sullen dogs who would rather, in their self-willedness and madness, sit still and be shot through or cut to pieces," than implore for mercy.

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  • Having succeeded in attaining her aim, Norina throws aside her mask, and by her self-willedness, prodigality and waywardness drives her would-be husband to despair.

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  • I had a brilliant instance of the capricious restlessness and self-willedness of this despotic monarch Mtésa.

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  • The Bailie, as prime minister, having received this decisive communication from his sovereign, durst not press his own opinion any farther, but contented himself with deploring, on all suitable occasions, to Saunderson, the minister of the interior, the Laird's self-willedness, and with laying plans for uniting

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  • Nora had not been self-willed and stiff-necked beyond the usual self-willedness and stiff-neckedness of young women she might have been herself the mistress of Monkhams.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • -- To-day occurred a brilliant instance of the capricious restlessness and self-willedness of this despotic king.

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  • In the darkness and fog that preceded the dawn of day some few broke through the besiegers and escaped into the woods; "the rest were left to the conquerors, of which many were killed in the swamp, like sullen dogs who would rather, in their self-willedness and madness, sit still and be shot through or cut to pieces" than implore for mercy.

    The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • You see what inconveniences you bring upon yourself by such self-willedness; nor will the mischief stop here.

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