willed


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willed

 (wĭld)
adj.
1. Having a will of a specified kind. Often used in combination: weak-willed; iron-willed.
2. Determined by or proceeding from the will; deliberate: "that most strained, willed, wooden, lifeless of novels" (Joyce Carol Oates).

willed

(wɪld)
adj
(in combination) having a will as specified: weak-willed.

willed

(wɪld)

adj.
having a will (usu. used in combination): strong-willed; weak-willed.
[1350–1400]
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What I've dared, I've willed; and what I've willed, I'll do
This is the way that God teaches us to be meek and patient, and the thought that He has willed it so should rob us of our fears and help us bear the years.
As I learned afterwards, the cause of their destruction, as in later days it was the cause of the slaying of the Halakazi, was the beauty of Nada and nothing else, for the fame of her loveliness had gone about the land, and the old chief of the Halakazi had commanded that the girl should be sent to his kraal to live there, that her beauty might shine upon his place like the sun, and that, if so she willed, she should choose a husband from the great men of the Halakazi.
The Yanguesans, seeing themselves assaulted by only two men while they were so many, betook themselves to their stakes, and driving the two into the middle they began to lay on with great zeal and energy; in fact, at the second blow they brought Sancho to the ground, and Don Quixote fared the same way, all his skill and high mettle availing him nothing, and fate willed it that he should fall at the feet of Rocinante, who had not yet risen; whereby it may be seen how furiously stakes can pound in angry boorish hands.
Sir," said Telemachus, "as regards your question, so long as my father was here it was well with us and with the house, but the gods in their displeasure have willed it otherwise, and have hidden him away more closely than mortal man was ever yet hidden.
It was sure to be brought plain by one of those arrows which cloud the air and are constantly pricking, dis- covering, proclaiming those things which are willed to be forever hidden.
But Ernest turned away, melancholy, and almost despondent: for this was the saddest of his disappointments, to behold a man who might have fulfilled the prophecy, and had not willed to do so.
Twenty bellows blew upon the melting-pots, and they blew blasts of every kind, some fierce to help him when he had need of them, and others less strong as Vulcan willed it in the course of his work.
The Lord willed it he should have that one soft spot; it was the only one he had.
Chance willed that the guard was changed at that moment, and the corporal very obligingly pointed out to the stranger the spot where the commander of the post was standing.
He would also be the heir to the money unless it were willed otherwise by the present owner, who can, of course, do what he likes with it.
He had, when he so willed it, the utter immobility of countenance of a red Indian, and I could not gather from his appearance whether he was satisfied or not with the position of the case.