fain

All Adverb Verb Adjective Noun
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  • I too would fain have served a woman, would have put my hands under her feet. Cited from Prisoners, by Mary Cholmondeley
  • I would fain tell him how beautiful we think his song. Cited from Bearn and the Pyrenees, by Louisa Stuart Costello
  • It is difficult to follow him in all the places where he would fain lead us. Cited from A Literary History of the English People, by Jean Jules Jusserand
  • To be able to move around people must use their fain to get to the right place.
  • So he was fain to find out how many and how strong his enemies really were. Cited from Prince Henry the Navigator, by C. Raymond Beazley
  • Then she looked to right and left, as though she would fain have escaped. Cited from Simon Dale, by Anthony Hope
  • What man is he that loves life, and would fain see good days? Cited from Westminster Sermons, by Charles Kingsley
  • He seemed as he sat there like a man who would fain lose himself if he only knew how. Cited from The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • And yet, they being even such, this would I fain ask one of them. Cited from Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation, by Thomas More
  • You are best to go and see, if you'd fain know. Cited from All's Well, by Emily Sarah Holt
  • No one seemed ready to answer, so that I was fain to step forward. Cited from Sir Ludar, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • Fain would I go to another world, if it would clear up the problems of this. Cited from Autobiography and Letters of Orville Dewey, D.D., by Orville Dewey
  • Fain would he have left his ranks many and many a time. Cited from The Days of Mohammed, by Anna May Wilson
  • We accepted what we were taught, and would fain die in the same belief. Cited from Under Drake's Flag, by G. A. Henty
  • I would fain dance and sing like a child, and drive away all care from him. Cited from Immortal Memories, by Clement Shorter
  • He looked at the two as if he would fain have slain them where they stood. Cited from The Long Night, by Stanley Weyman
  • She hung upon his words, and would fain hear more -- more! Cited from The Eagle of the Empire, by Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • Those who know best what is the might and power of Rome would fain remain friendly with her. Cited from For the Temple, by G. A. Henty
  • Fain would he have said more, but no word could he utter. Cited from Rivers of Ice, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • For every man would fain seem as holy as a horse. Cited from Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation, by Thomas More
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