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Wilfully, 1) willingly, readily, voluntarily: they “w. themselves exile from light,” Mids. III, 2, 386. “that w. seeks her own salvation,” Hml. V, 1, 2.
2) on purpose: “still thou mistakest, or else committest thy knaveries w.” Mids. III, 2, 346 (Ff willingly). “who, on my soul, hath w. betrayed the souls of those . . .,” H4A I, 3, 81.
3) obstinately, stubbornly: “why thou against the church . . . so w. dost spurn,” John III, 1, 142.
4) saucily: “my saucy bark inferior far to his on your broad main doth w. appear,” Sonn. 80, 8.
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