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  • Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Fëanor was the greatest of the Eldar in arts and lore, but also the proudest and most selfwilled.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Never was there man more obstinate or more selfwilled than the Marquis.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • Having to exert himself to-day loomed as large to his selfwilled mind as the fact that he was doomed to death if he were caught again.

    Flying Colours

  • Mère Angélique, being selfwilled to the point of falling ill when opposed, wished to have it built according to her ideas and to impose her will on those around her.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • But if Master Tommy was headstrong Master Jacky was selfwilled too and, true to the maxim that every little Irishman's house is his castle, he fell upon his hated rival and to such purpose that the wouldbe assailant came to grief and (alas to relate!) the coveted castle too.

    Ulysses

  • The princes were all proud, headstrong, and selfwilled, and hence little disposed to obey their imperious father; and Henry, though in some ways weakly indulgent to his sons, was most autocratic in disposition.

    With Spurs of Gold Heroes of Chivalry and their Deeds

  • Godolphin had bought them after Volktman's death, and put them by as relics of his singular friend, and as samples of the laborious and selfwilled aberration of the human intellect.

    Godolphin, Complete

  • Henry, proud and selfwilled as he was, shrank, not without reason from a conflict with the roused spirit of the nation.

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 1

  • With a view of enabling the reader more satisfactorily to form his own judgment on the validity of this charge of unfilial and selfwilled conduct on the part of Henry of

    Henry of Monmouth, Volume 1 Memoirs of Henry the Fifth

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  • This word refers to a person's selfish actions being directed and driven by their own feelings or desires and not by what anyone else thinks or teaches or by what is morally right.

    July 13, 2009