having a will (usually used in combination): strong-willed; weak-willed.
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How to use willed in a sentence
The current societal narrative around the ultra-processed foods that dominate today’s food environment is that people who struggle to eat them in moderation – the majority of Americans – are just weak-willed.Foods High In Added Fats And Refined Carbs Are Like Cigarettes – Addictive And Unhealthy | LGBTQ-Editor | November 20, 2021 | No Straight News
“Mom was very strong-willed, like people of her generation,” Short said.A small town in denial comes face to face with the virus | Will Englund | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
The latter path is only for the free-willed and adventurous, especially in small-town India, where dating is a fairly new social phenomenon that carries a lot of stigma.How India’s homegrown apps help people date in small towns | Manavi Kapur | February 14, 2021 | Quartz
Carol was strong-willed and energetic—she continued teaching and running marathons well into her chemotherapy.The Nurse Coaching People Through Death by Starvation | Nick Tabor | November 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Is it a little unbelievable that Spencer, once again, is playing the strong-willed lady with the heart of gold?‘Red Band Society’ Is Really Freaking Sad (And May Be TV’s Best New Drama) | Kevin Fallon | September 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the people of Iraq were strong-willed, a great people, and he trusted them to sort out their affairs.
There is the Providence Place Mall, which Cianci willed into existence at the moment when retail shops were fleeing the downtown.
You have to be living a life of willed ignorance and denial to take issue with what Israel said.You’re in Denial if You Think Steve Israel Is Wrong About GOP Racism | Michael Tomasky | April 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She dressed always in black, was very devout and rich and narrow and iron-willed.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
But Providence willed it otherwise; for Mr. Sleek suddenly entered his conservatory in a state of considerable excitement.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
God willed that the Holy Ghost should dispense his influences for carrying into effect the purposes of mercy.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
Misfortune, Fatality, had willed that a drop of water thicker than the surrounding medium should pass through one of the mollusks.Urania | Camille Flammarion
Her cold hand lay upon its mouth, and her head upon its body, for she was too far gone to move if she had willed to do so.A Lady of Quality | Frances Hodgson Burnett
British Dictionary definitions for willed
(in combination) having a will as specified: weak-willed
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