willfully

All Adverb
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  • He can willfully turn his attention away from his own future, whether in this world or the next. Cited from Varieties of Religious Experience, by Wm. James
  • Whatever we do, do not let us willfully increase their number. Cited from North America, Vol. 1, by Anthony Trollope
  • Those who seek to pass beneath the shadow willfully take their lives in their hands. Cited from Lights and Shadows of New York Life, by James D. McCabe
  • It is said that very few willfully served the side of darkness.
  • She had not forgotten, or changed her mind, or willfully abandoned him. Cited from The Prince and Betty, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • We mean something that is willfully at war with the principles by which human society has been made possible hitherto. Cited from New York Times Current History: The European War, Mar 1915, V. 1, No. 1
  • Are you right in your head, when you willfully commit a crime for empty titles? Cited from The Works of Horace, by Horace [Tr.: C. Smart]
  • He did not look like one who would wantonly and willfully make her sister wretched for life. Cited from Dora Thorne, by Charlotte M. Braeme
  • The child had formed a wrong concept of God as one who would willfully take away her father and not let him return. Cited from How to Teach Religion, by George Herbert Betts
  • He willfully agreed to sell the company to the accountant and his long-time friend.
  • As willfully as they had thus made their way along, they had not found it smooth sailing by any means. Cited from The Underground Railroad, by William Still
  • In the following years it was several times depredated and also willfully destroyed.
  • These men had been charged with and convicted of willfully selling a game of base ball. Cited from Spalding's Baseball Guide, 1895, by Chadwick
  • In general, the term has come to describe someone who is willfully ignorant of how things work.
  • But tell me, does she believe that I willfully deceived her? Cited from Ishmael, by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • In all her short life she had never willfully inflicted a wound. Cited from K, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I have never done you any wrong-- not wittingly and willfully, at any rate. Cited from The Master Builder, by Henrik Ibsen
  • One count is for alleged statements made by him regarding whether he had willfully taken certain documents home.
  • Why should we willfully JAR God's music, of which we are a part? Cited from Ardath, by Marie Corelli
  • Thus the law holds him guilty who willfully breaks a contract entered into in good faith by all the parties to it. Cited from Black and White, by Timothy Thomas Fortune
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Meaning of willfully

  • adverb In a willful manner
    she had willfully deceived me