wilfully

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv wilfully in a willful manner "she had willfully deceived me"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wilfully See Willful Willfully, and Willfulness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • wilfully Of free will or choice; willingly; voluntarily; gladly; readily.
    • wilfully By design; with set purpose; intentionally; especially, in a wilful manner; as following one's own will; selfishly; perversely; obstinately; stubbornly.
    • wilfully In law, wilfully is sometimes interpreted to mean
    • wilfully by an act or an omission done of purpose, with intent to bring about a certain result; or.
    • wilfully with implication of evil intent or legal malice, or with absence of reasonable ground for believing the act in question to be lawful.
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Usage

In literature:

I tried to hinder her from writing, but she is very wilful.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
That she was wilfully dragging her sister's name into the conversation?
"A Houseful of Girls" by Sarah Tytler
Nobody but wilfully-blind men could misunderstand Him.
"The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional" by Father Chiniquy
He was not a bad man, but he was a wilful man.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
And which with all my good wil and indeuour I dutifully exhibite.
"The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1" by William Painter
It is a wil' place, an' the men up there know not'ing but cut down trees.
"Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer" by Jessie Graham Flower
The jury had no hesitation in returning a verdict of wilful murder against James Ronald.
"The Shrieking Pit" by Arthur J. Rees
It's a case of a cook with a wilful disposition.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
I suppose you can't believe wilfully; you only pretend to believe.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866" by Various
She said to herself that she was at her wits' end with the wilful child.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
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In poetry:

O wayward will, come near
The old mad wilful way,
The soft mouth at my ear
With words too sweet to say!
"A Northern Vigil" by Bliss William Carman
For oft, when summer leaves were bright,
And every flower was bathed in light,
In sunshine moments past,
My wilful heart would burst away
From where the holy shadow lay,
Where heaven my lot had cast.
"First Sunday After Easter" by John Keble
Ik wil tasten den Boom, die in den nacht
Verrijst van de wazige aarde ...
Ik zie hem niet; ik zie de duizend bloesems lichten
Flonkerend op de winde-zuchten,
Die fluisteren door de koude, zwarte gaarde.
"De Onzichtbare" by Carel Scharten
With such a master would I never be;
For he, in sooth, is blind, and may not see,
And knows not when he hurts and when he heals;
Within this court full seldom Truth avails,
So diverse in his wilfulness is he.
"From The Cuckoo And The Nightingale" by William Wordsworth
O faint not ye for fear -
What though your wandering sheep,
Reckless of what they see and hear,
Lie lost in wilful sleep?
High Heaven in mercy to your sad annoy
Still greets you with glad tidings of immortal joy.
"Christmas Day" by John Keble
Perhappes hee wil, to win the best,
paint forth what pangs oppresse his minde.
How that hee feeles no quiet rest:
how fortune is to him vnkind:
And how hee pines in secreet griefe,
and findes no meanes for his reliefe.
"A dolefull Dumpe" by Humfrey Gifford

In news:

Ford's conflict of interest: Honest error or 'wilful blindness .
All Torontonians will pay for Rob Ford's 'wilful blindness ': James.
Mammogram screenings will be held at Franciscan St Francis-Mooresville, 1201 Hadley Road, on Friday from 6 to 9 pm Flu shots will be available from 3 to 6 pm The mammothon wil.
This is a 2012 photo of Wil Myers of the Kansas City Royals baseball team.
HP said Autonomy appeared to have "inflated" the value of the company prior to the takeover as part of a "wilful effort to mislead ".
Mark Webb/The Herald-Dispatch Wayne's Mason Hodge fights off Nicholas County defender Wil Mayes as he rushes for a 92-yard touchdown during the high school Class AA quarterfinals football game on Friday, Nov 16, 2012, at Wayne High School.
St Louis' Best Country Station, 92.3 WIL-FM is looking for a part-time on-air personality for our team.
2012 Minor League Player Of The Year: Wil Myers.
Wil Gilmore's Plentiful : Creative Kids.
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Congrats to Sean Henn, Wil Nieves and Josh Phelps, who will be with the team.
Winn-Dixie has completed the remodeling of its Miami-area store in Aventura that wil better cater to the community's Jewish residents with expanded kosher offerings.
Jamie found a video of a girl singing 'I Wil Always Love You' in a supermarket, and she kills it.
Willows "Wil" Shearer , 22, of Murray, died December 2, in an automobile accident in Murray.
"We wil now be seated for the explanation of what the hell is going on here.".
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In science:

In this case its proof wil l be exactly the same as the proof of the analogous result in the Lie algebra case.
Constructing r-matrices on simple Lie superalgebras
In considered conditions ψ wil l be a ghost spinor if and only if g (x) = a · f (x), where a = const ∈ IR.
Certain conclusions of Gordon decomposition
Furthermore, if T (B ) satisfies these conditions then the algorithm presented in Section 3 wil l find a finitely labeled generating tree isomorphic to T (B ).
Finitely labeled generating trees and restricted permutations
Remark 3.11 The sections ˜sp wil l not necessarily be invariant under the involutions, only their zero set wil l be.
The Arnold-Givental conjecture and moment Floer homology
Thus we wil l refer to Υr as the signed random to random shuffle element in CSr .
A Hodge decomposition for the complex of injective words
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