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Willing

willing
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. Felix, willing to show the jews a pleasure, left Paul bound. (acts xxiv. 27) With wearied wings and willing feet. (milton) Fruit shaken in august from the willing boughs. (bryant)
2. Received of choice, or without reluctance; submitted to voluntarily; chosen; desired. They are held, with his melodious harmony, In willing chains and sweet captivity. (milton)
3. Spontaneous; self-moved. No spouts of blood run willing from a tree. (Dryden)
Origin: From Will.


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