Willing

Will"ing

(?), a. [From Will, v. t.]
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1. Free to do or to grant; having the mind inclined; not opposed in mind; not choosing to refuse; disposed; not averse; desirous; consenting; complying; ready.
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Felix, willing to show the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.
Acts xxiv. 27.
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With wearied wings and willing feet.
Milton.
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[Fruit] shaken in August from the willing boughs.
Bryant.
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2. Received of choice, or without reluctance; submitted to voluntarily; chosen; desired.
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[They] are held, with his melodious harmony,
In willing chains and sweet captivity.
Milton.
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3. Spontaneous; self-moved. [R.]
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No spouts of blood run willing from a tree.
Dryden.
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