• WordNet 3.6
    • n wilfulness the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wilfulness See Willful Willfully, and Willfulness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wilfulness The character of being wilful; determination to have one's own way; self-will; obstinacy; stubbornness; perverseness.
    • n wilfulness Intention; the character of being done by design.
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In literature:

I love you in spite of your wilfulness.
"The Princess Elopes" by Harold MacGrath
In 1820 Robrechts returned to Brussels, where he was elected first violin solo to the king, Wil-helm I.
"Great Violinists And Pianists" by George T. Ferris
Mary had taken the whim into her wilful head, and Jane could not dissuade her.
"When Knighthood Was in Flower" by Charles Major
We suffer a shock when our own child appears as a wilful liar.
"Religious Education in the Family" by Henry F. Cope
But to-day, though he could command his body, his mind was wilful.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
But she is a wilful madam, as you have doubtless good cause to know, and ill to advise.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
The proportion of ignorant to wilful irresponsibility can scarcely be estimated.
"The Third Great Plague" by John H. Stokes
The simple proneness to evil, devoid of all wilful yielding is therefore not wrong.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
He said that, if the Enfield witnesses were right, the Dorset witnesses were wilfully perjured.
"Historical Mysteries" by Andrew Lang
To grave advice, but follow wilful will.
"The Growth of English Drama" by Arnold Wynne
But hear that wilful bird singing so loud!
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
You," wilfully, "are just as bad as Aunt Jane.
"A Little Rebel" by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
She is very wilful, and needs stern discipline.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
He had his prejudices, the prejudices of a very wilful man and a working artist.
"Progress and History" by Various
If the disaster had been wilfully sought, it could not have been more terrible.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
But poor, naughty, wilful Charles is gone!
"Our Admirable Betty" by Jeffery Farnol
His wilful, regular features, moreover, guarded by youth, were still uncoarsened.
"The Guarded Heights" by Wadsworth Camp
They have each been flogged several times in the half-year for direct and wilful breaches of rules.
"Tom Brown at Rugby" by Thomas Hughes
Heaven pardon this wild, wilful heart that should mourn the sorrow sent, when such deep joy as this is given.
"Comic Tragedies" by Louisa M. Alcott
And she liked him, too, in spite of her wilful manner of flouting him.
"A Little Girl in Old St. Louis" by Amanda Minnie Douglas

In poetry:

Not that they wilfully deceive:
They fondly cherish
A constancy which they would grieve
To think might perish.
"A Lover's Confession" by Robert Fuller Murray
"For I dar neuer," said the scheref,
"Cum before oure kynge,
For if I do, I wot serten,
For sothe he wil me henge."
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
"He has seruyd our lady many a day,
And zet wil securly;
Therefore I trust in her specialy
No wycked deth shal he dye.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
The wind grew rough; a wilful power
It swept o'er tree and town;
The boy exulted for an hour,
Then weary sat him down.
"The Golden Key" by George MacDonald
"But my son is very wilful,
We must conquer him with guile;
To foreign courts he shall away,
Where most noble ladies smile.
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke
The wild and wilful one, the one
Who gives me (for a time) her love,
She who tormented me below
Would keep me from ennui above.
""If God in his almighty Power..."" by Konstantin Simonov

In news:

Chef Wil Lucy is shown at right.
You put anything on top of it, it wil...
Is Wil Myers the savior.
The KC Royals Wil Myers was named Minor League Player of the Year by both Baseball America and USA Today.
All Torontonians will pay for Rob Ford's ' wilful blindness': James.
Ford's conflict of interest: Honest error or ' wilful blindness.
Or at least, it wil make it look like one.
Like many a Star-(Trek)-struck 7-year old, I had the maddest crush on Wil Wheaton, the youngest actor on the Star Trek: The Next Generation set, playing Wesley Crusher.
Cameron Mathison and Wil Wheaton will host the two weekly 15-minute shows following East Coast airings.
Knoxville Bands with Wil .
Wil Wheaton will join Orlando MegaCon at the Orange County Convention Center.
Wil Merritt is CEO of Zooppa.
You may know Wil Wheaton as Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gordie from Stand by Me, or a fictionalized version of himself on The Big Bang Theory.
Social 180 host Josh Keown runs into Wil Heuser at the Mid-City Mall and a HOT OFF breaks out.
Louisville Native Wil Heuser to Appear on Big Brother Season 14.

In science:

In particular, ˜X wil l have the Lefschetz property at level i > 2d if, and only if, X does so.
New aspects of the ddc-lemma
Given any ǫ > 0, it is true with probability 1 that for al l sufficiently large n, the d-dimensional IDLA blob of ωdnd particles wil l contain every point in a bal l of radius (1 − ǫ)n, and no point outside of a bal l of radius (1 + ǫ)n.
Goldbug Variations
Remark 16 Therefore, we wil l prove that the Spun Trefoil is knotted if we find a crossed module G = (G, E , ∂ , ⊲) made from abelian groups, such that for some X ∈ G there exists a solution of f X −1 ⊲ f −1X −2 ⊲ f = 1E which is different from f = 1E .
Categorical Groups, Knots and Knotted Surfaces
We begin with a brief sketch of the theory of profinite groups a nd completions (for more, see e.g. [Wil], [RZ], and [DdSMS]).
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
Now Theorem 1 of states : Theorem 5.3 For a serie F (z ) = Pi aiz i we wil l note [z i ]F (z ) the ith coefficient ai .
Combinatorial aspects of matrix models
Throughout this section, we wil l fix a multiplicative subsemigroup P of N such that P 6⊆ {1} .
Embedding simple commutative monoids into simple refinement monoids
We wil l denote by (eU , ∇eU ) an object of C (ω )(U ); eU represents a T 1-bund le, and ∇eU the connection on eU whose curvature is the restriction of ω to U .
Gerbes, 2-gerbes and symplectic fibrations
Remark 2.4 We wil l only consider those homeomorphisms which preserve the orientation of Sn .
Simplicity of QC(S^n) and LIP(S^n)
Elements of the union of the pkApl ’s (k , l ∈ [d]) wil l be cal led simple elements.
Rectangular random matrices. Related convolution
We wil l see later that the free convolution with ratio 0 is also related to the free convolution.
Rectangular random matrices. Related convolution
In this case, for al l j ∈ [n], Aj wil l denote the only nonzero term on the j -th column of A if it exists, and zero in the other case.
Rectangular random matrices. Related convolution
This wil l be useful when deriving the quenched invariance principle.
Random Walk in Dynamic Markovian Random Environment
From now on we wil l present explicit calculations.
Basics of M-Theory
When A is VFgenerated, we wil l see that an ACVFA -definable bal l b is never transitive in ACVFA ; indeed it always contains an A-definable finite set.
Integration in valued fields
When X ⊆ VF × RVn , by a ball contained in X we wil l mean a subset of X of the form b × {e}, where b ∈ B and e ∈ RVn .
Integration in valued fields