• "'Be off, or I will have you locked up!'"
    "'Be off, or I will have you locked up!'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj willing not brought about by coercion or force "the confession was uncoerced"
    • adj willing disposed or inclined toward "a willing participant","willing helpers"
    • n willing the act of making a choice "followed my father of my own volition"
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

"'I will keep these on,' he said to the shopkeeper." "'I will keep these on,' he said to the shopkeeper."
"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?"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a lifetime, the average driver will honk 15,250 times
    • Willing Free to do or to grant; having the mind inclined; not opposed in mind; not choosing to refuse; disposed; not averse; desirous; consenting; complying; ready. "Felix, willing to show the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.""With wearied wings and willing feet.""Fruit] shaken in August from the willing boughs."
    • Willing Received of choice, or without reluctance; submitted to voluntarily; chosen; desired. "They] are held, with his melodious harmony,
      In willing chains and sweet captivity."
    • Willing Spontaneous; self-moved. "No spouts of blood run willing from a tree."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a 'Friday the 13th'.
    • n willing Inclination; desire; intention.
    • willing Favorably disposed; ready; inclined; desirous: as, willing to work; willing to depart.
    • willing Voluntary; cheerfully given, granted, done, or borne: as, willing service; willing poverty.
    • willing Characterized by promptness or readiness in action; free from reluctance, laziness, or slowness: willing horse; a willing hand.
    • willing In harmony or accord; like-minded.
    • willing Synonyms Minded.
    • willing Spontaneous, etc. See voluntary.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the average lifetime a person will breath in about 44 pounds of dust.
    • adjs Willing having the will inclined to a thing: desirous: disposed: chosen
    • ***


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    “A college education never hurt anybody who was willing to learn after he got it.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.”
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    “You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”
  • Horace
    “He will be loved when dead, who was envied when he was living.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.”
  • William J. Toms
    William J. Toms
    “Be careful how you live; you will be the only Bible some people ever read.”


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
From Will (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. willa, will—willan, wyllan, to wish; Goth. wiljan, Ger. wollen, L. velle.


In literature:

Evidence will have to be given, in which your name will, unfortunately, be mentioned.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
Remaining on the flagstaff of Arjuna's car will I emit fierce shouts that will damp the energy of thy foes.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
Then he will become one with his Father, and from that moment there will be but one God.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
He will not even look at the paper; he will light his pipe with it.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
We will not tell them all, but we will tell them something, and that will be enough.
"In the Days of Chivalry" by Evelyn Everett-Green
No doubt there will be people who will have invitations but will not use them.
"Don Orsino" by F. Marion Crawford
I will study your every wish if you will give me the right to do so.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
They may be printed so that the shading will appear darker, but the aspect will be uniform.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
There will come a reckoning when more blood will flow in Paris than ever flowed on St. Bartholomew's day.
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
I think I can promise that I will be on my best behavior, and will try hard to get on even with his sisters.
"One of the 28th" by G. A. Henty

In poetry:

"It's true the sun will melt the snaw,
It's true that time will wear awa',
It's true that nicht will follow day,
O, Mysie, ther's truth in a' I say.
"What Do Ye Think o' Geordie Noo?" by Carolina Oliphant
Since I will live, and never show,
Then die not, for my love I will not give
For I will never have thee love me so,
As I doo meane to hate thee while I live.
"Melisea Her Song, In Scorne of Her Sheepheard Narcissus" by Bartholomew Young
There will proud trees
Grow as they grow by streams.
There will proud thoughts
Walk as in warrior dreams.
There will proud deeds
Bloom as when battle gleams!
"The Black Hawk War Of The Artists" by Vachel Lindsay
And what, O what will my mother say?
She'll wish her daughter was in the clay.
My father will curse me to my face;
The neighbours will know of my black disgrace.
"The Girl's Lamentation" by William Allingham
I will scream, but who will hear my groan,
Who will save my soul from a crash?
Only snakes could let their skin be fallen,
People lose the soul — not the flesh.
"Only Serpents" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
In that day
Men will not pray,
Men's hearts will never know Struggle and woe.
Lovers will be Simple and free; On warm fall nights, men's sweethearts will conceive.
"Indian Summer" by Genevieve Taggard

In news:

The center will be dissolved , its donations will be returned and its founding cities will split remaining assets.
A brief summary of coverage plans for the weekend: ESPN will do a lot of it, as will the NFL Network, as will Sirius XM radio, as will Newsday.
Soon enough, the curtain will rise, the lights will flicker on and the show will start.
Target has bought 10 acres in Alameda where the retailer will construct a new store that will be the anchor of a shopping center that will be called Alameda Landing.
Doctors will be paid differently, patient relationships will change and business as usual will be disrupted.
At the end of the season, the needles will fall, the small creatures in the soil will consume them, and the nutrients of those evergreens will feed the flowers and trees of tomorrow.
Later in the week, Paul does the Rhumba, Shelli will do the Merengue, Sandra will do the Hustle and Chris will show us the Tango.
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.
The company, MJZ Productions, said traffic will not be rerouted nor will any of the roads be closed during filming but traffic will be stopped at times with the help of the CHP.
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.
Pricing will be the same as the fire sale in August--the 16GB refurbished TouchPad will sell for $99 and the 32GB version will sell for $149.
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.
An organizational meeting for individuals interested in being Williams County Master Gardeners will be Dec 12 at 6:30 pm Classes will begin in January and will conclude in April.
A father-son tandem will be inducted together, a son will join his father and sisters will be reunited.
Some Republicans will be thrilled, others will cringe, but no one will be neutral about a Sarah Palin candidacy.

In science:

In section 4 below, we will make some additional assumptions that will ensure that integrals over “∂Σ” of certain quantities that we will consider are well defined.
A General Definition of "Conserved Quantities" in General Relativity and Other Theories of Gravity
When we construct functors from this category to other categories, the target categories will have explicit symmetric monoidal structures, and we will want the functors to make these structures correspond exactly, but will not ask this of the rigidity.
Three-Dimensional 2-Framed TQFTs and Surgery
We will also consider the 2-dimensional torus S pecΛ = (C∗ )2 , where the first coordinate will represent a meridian around the quartic and the second coordinate will represent a meridian around the conic.
Sextics with singular points in special position
The star will cool rapidly until its interior temperature is T < Tc ∼ ∆, at which time the quark matter core will become inert and the further cooling history will be dominated by neutrino emission from the nuclear matter fraction of the star.
Color Superconductivity in Compact Stars
For instance, for motions with v = 0.98c (γ = 5), the timescale will shorten by a factor of ∼50, the flux densities will be boosted by a factor of ∼ 103 , and the photon spectrum of the source will be very hard.
Microquasars: Open Questions and Future Perspectives