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]
Translations
References in classic literature ?
What I've dared, I've willed; and what I've willed, I'll do
Your aunt Mirandy 's willed all this to you,--the brick house and buildings and furniture, and the land all round the house, as far 's you can see.
I presume I would have chosen the easy way had time been given me, but fate willed that I should meet the husband on his homeward journey, and his first remark inspired me to a folly.
Providence has willed that you should be persecuted; this persecution to-day consecrates you king of France.
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.
God willed that a strange, bold, and ingenious idea should enter into the mind of a certain man, whilst a devoted and courageous idea took possession of the mind of another man.
Chance, or rather God, for we can see the hand of God in everything, had willed that Cornelius van Baerle should happen to hit upon one of these very pigeons.
Unfortunately the chaparral extended only a short distance up the slope, and as we came into the open ground above we took the fire of a dozen rifles; but Apaches shoot badly when in a hurry, and God so willed it that none of us fell.
The Emperor willed it to be called New Rome, but instead the people called it the city of Constantine, and we know it now as Constantinople.
You can walk back to the Tower to-night and remember that there isn't a step you take which might not be your last if I willed it, and never a soul the wiser.
Conflict of desires is of course essential in the causation of the emphatic kind of will: there will be for a time kinaesthetic images of incompatible movements, followed by the exclusive image of the movement which is said to be willed.
I had counted on my brother's love, but God has willed that it should be otherwise.