Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a will of a specified kind. Often used in combination.
  • adjective Determined by or proceeding from the will; deliberate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a will; determined as to will: usually in composition, as in self-willed, weak- willed.
  • Brought under the influence or control of the will of another.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of will.
  • adjective Having a document specifying inheritance.

Etymologies

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will (noun) +‎ -ed

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See will (verb}

Examples

  • Either way, the guilelessness that once had to be willed is now reflexive; and the self-styled literary reader laughs out loud at a farting dog.

    A Bag of Tired Tricks

  • Either way, the guilelessness that once had to be willed is now reflexive; and the self-styled literary reader laughs out loud at a farting dog.

    A Bag of Tired Tricks

  • One of the arguments it Amuses me to use with people who believe that guns are both inherently evil and somehow self-willed is that there are far more guns in private hands in America now than at almost any time in the past, people seem to be less civil than ever, we find out more often than ever about how utterly wretchedly some politicians treat the citizenry, yet political assassination is less common now than ever it was.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Bad Old Days

  • My first child, while exceedingly strong willed, is physically quite mellow and cautious (not to mention somewhat inept), but my second, whoo boy, she’s busy.

    Survivor: Child Island | Her Bad Mother

  • He whispered her name and willed himself to stay awake.

    One Pink Rose

  • He whispered her name and willed himself to stay awake.

    The Clayborne Brides

  • ` ` Pau was out and I kind of willed myself to do it.

    USATODAY.com

  • Military appointments, as well as bureaucratic and judicial appointments, have been made on political considerations by the two parties run by the two dynasties – Sheikh Hasina's Awami League (AL), inherited from her father, and Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), inherited from her husband (readers will recall how the Pakistan People's Party was 'willed' to her husband by Benazir Bhutto).

    The Dual Dictatorship

  • "He kind of willed us to victory," Mountaineers coach Rich

    USATODAY.com

  • Our recently retired next door neighbor "willed" his position to his own son.

    Mexican Education System

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