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Wilfulness, 1) intentional and premeditated way of acting and behaving: “book both my w. and errors down,” Sonn. 117, 9 (my offences committed on purpose as well as my mistakes. cf. “forsworn in will and error,” LLL V, 2, 471).
2) inclination, propensity (?): “never Hydra-headed w. so soon did lose his seat,” H5 I, 1, 35 (perverse self-indulgence, which seemed unextirpable like the heads of the Lernaean Hydra?).
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