• "'Be off, or I will have you locked up!'"
    "'Be off, or I will have you locked up!'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj willful habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
    • adj willful done by design "the insult was intentional","willful disobedience"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"Jack worked with a will." "Jack worked with a will."
"'I will add this too, lady,' said the pedlar." "'I will add this too, lady,' said the pedlar."
Emily repairs Will's trousers Emily repairs Will's trousers
Cost What They Will, Trade With Me--4-07-420 Cost What They Will, Trade With Me--4-07-420
It Will Cost Us Fifty Dollars and Costs It Will Cost Us Fifty Dollars and Costs
"Will you Mind my Pea?" "Will you Mind my Pea?"
Where there's a will there's a way Where there's a will there's a way

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, a person will spend about five years eating during their lifetime
    • Willful Governed by the will without yielding to reason; obstinate; perverse; inflexible; stubborn; refractory; as, a willful man or horse.
    • Willful Of set purpose; self-determined; voluntary; as, willful murder. "In willful poverty chose to lead his life .""Thou to me
      Art all things under heaven, all places thou,
      Who, for my willful crime, art banished hence."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Hens will produce larger eggs as they grow older
    • n willful etc. See wilful, etc.
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  • Francis Bacon
    “Age will not be defied.”
  • Washington Irving
    “They who drink beer will think beer.”
  • Bob Dylan
    “I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “I am willing to love all mankind, except an American.”
  • John Wooden
    “Nothing will work unless you do.”
  • Julius Caesar
    “Men willingly believe what they wish.”


Barkus is willing - This idiom means that someone is willing to get married.
Black will take no other hue - Evil can take many disguises but it is always black (evil).
Boys will be boys - Boys will be boys means that boys, or men, will behave in certain ways, often noisily or irresponsibily.
Heads will roll - If heads will roll, people will be punished or sacked for something that has gone wrong.
If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas - This means that if you become involved with bad company, there will be negative consequences.
If you lie down with the Devil, you will wake up in hell - This means that if you become involved with bad company, there will be negative consequences.
If you will - 'If you will' is used as a way of making a concession in a sentence: He wasn't a very honest person, a liar if you will. Here, it is used a way of accepting that the reader or listener might think of the person as a liar, but without commit the writer or speaker to that position fully.
Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves - (UK) If you look after the pennies, the pounds will look after themselves, meaning that if someone takes care not to waste small amounts of money, they will accumulate capital. ('Look after the pence and the pounds will look after themselves' is an alternative form of this idiom.)
Lord willing and the creek don't rise - Pertains to the ability to accomplish a task or meet an obligation, barring unforseen complications. Example: "I will be at work tomorrow, Lord willing and the creek don't rise."
Murder will out - This idiom means that bad deeds can't be kept secret forever.
None so blind as those who will not see - This idiom is used when people refuse to accept facts presented to them. ('None so deaf as those who will not hear' is an alternative.)
Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak - If the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak, someone lacks the willpower to change things they do because they derive too much pleasure from them.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me - To be resistant to criticism. This is often said to young children upset over the fact that another child called them something that they did not like.
That and 50 cents will buy you a cup of coffee - (USA) This is used to describe something that is deemed worthless. "He's got a Ph.D. in Philosophy." "So? That and 50 cents will buy you a cup of coffee."
Truth will out - Truth will out means that, given time, the facts of a case will emerge no matter how people might try to conceal them.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Will, + full,


In literature:

To-morrow will bring you nothing different from yesterday; you will do as you did yesterday and the day before yesterday.
"Sunrise" by William Black
Of course they will get the news at the War Office today, and will probably wire at once.
"The Queen's Cup" by G. A. Henty
And I will bring you the loveliest dog; I will show you just how long he is.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
If you will say so, I will acknowledge myself to be a dolt, and will beg your pardon.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
I will pay the rent to-day, and to-morrow I will give Ada her money.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
If you will send Murray to me I will tell him that you have withdrawn your notice and will stay on in O'Toole's place.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
I will get to you on the 4th, and will remain if you will keep me till the 9th.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
I trust that John will yet come home to me, but if not, when it is time, we will try to rescue him.
"The Tiger of Mysore" by G. A. Henty
I will not detain you any longer, now; but will, if you will allow me, come in to say goodbye before I start.
"With Kitchener in the Soudan" by G. A. Henty
If you drop a knife, your visitor will be a woman; if a fork, it will be a man; if a spoon, it will be a fool.
"Current Superstitions" by Various

In poetry:

I will make myself hardy and strong;
I will never, never give in.
I am so glad it is not wrong!
At once I will begin.
"Willie's Question" by George MacDonald
But to-night I will see the old folks
And my dear Nora too…
And she and I will get married,
And I'm sure we will never rue.
"The Irish Convict's Return" by William Topaz McGonagall
Ah! who will hear, and who will care,
And who will heed thy song,
As prophecy, as hope, as promise rare,
Budding to bloom ere long?
"An Early Bluebird" by Maurice Thompson
One prayer I have — all prayers in one, —
When I am wholly thine;
Thy will, my God, thy will be done,
And let that will be mine.
"One prayer I have -- all prayers in one, --" by James Montgomery
And no one my story will tell,
And no one will honour my name:
They will think that they bury well
The damned in their grave of shame.
"The Suicide" by Thomas MacDonagh
What will move the springs of Nature
What will make you think me true?
Tell me, thou mysterious creature,
Tell poor Strephon what will do.
"Songs Set To Music: 12. Set" by Matthew Prior

In news:

This summer I will be spending a week with a group of women who will be celebrating twenty-eight years of sobriety.
On March 20th, District 8 candidates Robert Donovan and Benjamin Juarez will appear together, and on March 27th, District 12 candidates Jim Witkowiak and Jose Perez will be guests on the show.
First we will blow up a balloon and then we will create our rocket.
I will run my engine I will, I will.
It will scroll down and will scroll from side to side but it will not scroll up.
Maybe in two years the United States will earn a rematch when the stakes will be considerably higher and the odds of a US victory will be incredibly remote.
About 130 million individual income tax returns will be filed this year, but only about two-thirds of those filers will be receiving tax rebate checks that the Treasury will start mailing this week.
IF President Barack Obama is re-elected, health care coverage will expand dramatically, taxes on the wealthy will go up and Wall Street will face tougher regulation.
See, if management is allowed to pay less than living wages, then it will be willing to hire more workers, which means more people will have jobs.
Cocktails will be flowing, Grammy award-winner Arturo Sandoval will perform and food will be prepared by the San Antonio Chef Coalition.
Kickoff and he knows they will be tough to stop, but they will be ready for the Panthers WJEZ will air the ball game with a 1:45p.m.
To apply, filmmakers will need to submit a two-minute trailer for their project, which will appear on the CineCoup website, along with a marketing-social strategy, which will only be seen by CineCoup.
Having the ability to predict what the fire will do with the fuel available and where it will head will make it easier for choosing the appropriate extinguishing agent.
A free will soup supper will begin at 6 pm The evening will include games and prizes for the best costume for children and adults.
This year's event, which will be held at the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, will run from 9:30 am to 4 pm and will include booth vendors, equipment dealers and educational opportunities.

In science:

Whenever we will cite property Q2 we will give an explicit expression for K which will not necessarily be a constant.
Hitting time results for Maker-Breaker games
Greek letters σ and τ will denote finite binary strings, ϕ and ψ will denote numberings, and α, β , γ , and ζ will be left-r.e. numberings.
Enumerating randoms
In the following, the base ring K will be a unital commutative topological ring with dense unit group K× ⊂ K; all K-modules V , W will be topological Kmodules, and domains of definition U will be open (or, more generally, subsets having a dense interior).
Simplicial Differential Calculus, Divided Differences, and Construction of Weil Functors
The notation a ± b will be taken to mean the interval {a + xb : −1 ≤ x ≤ 1}; distinct instances of ± used this way in the same expression will be treated independently, i.e. (a ± b)(c ± d) will be taken to mean {(b + x1c)(d + x2e) : −1 ≤ x1 , x2 ≤ 1}.
The diamond-free process
In future work, the speed of our generator will be improved again, the comparison of different chaotic strategies will be explored, and other iteration functions will be studied.
Improving random number generators by chaotic iterations. Application in data hiding