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Yet for me, realizing that my strong and willful mother could be reduced to tears was and remains a stunning incident.Should parents cry in front of their kids? I asked a psychologist, and my 9-year-old.|Cathy Alter|April 8, 2021|Washington Post
Cannon faces two felony charges – willful obstruction of law enforcement officers by use of threats or violence and preventing or disrupting General Assembly sessions or other meetings of members – third offense.LGBTQ lawmaker arrested, dragged from State Capitol|Matt Hennie|March 26, 2021|Washington Blade
The issue is not just petty skimping on food, the withholding of the March Madness brand, the willful lack of promotion.The NCAA’s shell game is the real women’s basketball scandal|Sally Jenkins|March 25, 2021|Washington Post
In 2018, Kairos’ board of directors forced Brackeen out of his role as CEO, citing willful misconduct as the cause for his termination.Brian Brackeen returns as an advisor to facial recognition startup Kairos following his ouster as CEO|Megan Rose Dickey|March 19, 2021|TechCrunch
The movement was a willful, angry child, though, exploding away from “art” and from the canvas in particular.The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl|Anthony Haden-Guest|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cribs, unlike seatbelts, are built for the purpose of willful prevention.Is It Wrong for Parents to Lock Up Their Disabled Kids?|Elizabeth Picciuto|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pendulum has swung too far in the other direction from physician paternalism towards willful ignorance by patients.
At times it can seem too proud of its virtuous noncommerciality; its slowness can seem shallow, its artiness willful.‘The Leftovers’ Review: A Fever Dream You Can’t Wake Up From|Andrew Romano|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is the study of society undertaken with a willful ignorance of moral philosophy, theology, civics, and Econ 101.P.J. on the Owl-Monkey Project and the Science of Chick Flicks|P. J. O’Rourke|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A sweet and blessed sleep enveloped her like the cloak of a kind mother wrapping the willful child who has much suffered and wept.Balsamo, The Magician|Alexander Dumas
She was high-spirited as a girl, a little willful and impulsive, but with the best heart in the world.
Marian undoubtedly wheedled her father a good deal in the manner of handsome and willful daughters.
He was selfish, willful, and obstinate at two-and-thirty as he had been at ten years of age.Paul Patoff|F. Marion Crawford
He was a willful man, with a good deal of granite in his make-up.The Highgrader|William MacLeod Raine