wilfully

All Adverb
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  • There is not one of us who would wilfully choose war instead of peace. Cited from The Devil's Paw, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • It is when people do wrong things wilfully that they are the more likely to do them again. Cited from The Princess and the Goblin, by George MacDonald 3
  • I wilfully deserted both him and his mother, and she died during my absence. Cited from A Prince of Sinners, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Those who represent him as ever strong upon the strong side, wilfully shut their eyes to half his history. Cited from The Grand Old Man, by Richard B. Cook
  • So remarkable a production of nature could not have been wilfully destroyed. Cited from The Prose Works of William Wordsworth, by William Wordsworth
  • May this hand never write another essay, if it ever wilfully miss the chance of doing so! Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 9, No. 53, March, 1862, by Various
  • Yet what tenderness can there be in a heart that can cause me pain so wilfully! Cited from A Laodicean, A Story of Today, by Thomas Hardy
  • Yet we never told a lie or wilfully deceived any man, much less a woman. Cited from Homes And How To Make Them, by Eugene Gardner
  • He was devoted to his mother, who could never say he wilfully disobeyed her. Cited from Fletcher of Madeley, by Brigadier Margaret Allen
  • I admitted to myself that from a woman who wilfully assumed such a name little could be hoped. Cited from The Cords of Vanity, by James Branch Cabell
  • Never do or say anything wilfully to wound and give pain to the feelings. Cited from Letters to a Daughter and A Little Sermon to School Girls, by Starrett
  • It took a shock to make us see things, but neither of us remained wilfully blind. Cited from The Mischief Maker, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • "How can you be sorry for me, when you wilfully keep open the grave?" Cited from The Woodlanders, by Thomas Hardy
  • Having broken one, wilfully and deliberately, I have no power to keep another. Cited from Lights and Shadows of Real Life, T.S. Arthur
  • Do not wilfully throw away your life when help and succour can be brought. Cited from One Hundred Merrie And Delightsome Stories, by Various
  • Does she not show me that she can wilfully deceive, as well as I? Cited from Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9), by Samuel Richardson
  • The whole thing had been so wilfully done that there was no mistaking its meaning. Cited from The Cock-House at Fellsgarth, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • Let us give the show away: he was being wilfully nice. Cited from Aaron's Rod, By D. H. Lawrence
  • She felt as though he were wilfully trying to tug it away from her. Cited from The Captives, by Hugh Walpole
  • But enough had taken place since his arrival in Mexico to open the eyes of one less wilfully blind. Cited from Maximilian in Mexico, by Sara Yorke Stevenson
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