willing


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Synonyms for willing

disposed to accept or agree

of or relating to free exercise of the will

Synonyms for willing

the act of making a choice

disposed or inclined toward

not brought about by coercion or force

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All FEELING suffereth in me, and is in prison: but my WILLING ever cometh to me as mine emancipator and comforter.
No longer willing, and no longer valuing, and no longer creating
Quite willing, mamma; and the money I have saved will do to furnish the house.
If my partner, who was no way concerned with my young man, made him such an offer, I could not do less than offer him the same; and all the ship's company being willing to go with him, we made over half the ship to him in property, and took a writing from him, obliging him to account for the other, and away he went to Japan.
So, being willing to gratify him, which was but doing him justice, and very willing also to have him with us besides, for he was a most necessary man on all occasions, we agreed to give him a quantity of coined gold, which, as I computed it, was worth one hundred and seventy-five pounds sterling, between us, and to bear all his charges, both for himself and horse, except only a horse to carry his goods.
It is of Mimi that I think--for her sake that I am willing to risk whatever is to be risked.
The wise prince, therefore, has always avoided these arms and turned to his own; and has been willing rather to lose with them than to conquer with the others, not deeming that a real victory which is gained with the arms of others.
At the last conference we had held with her, we had found her not over willing to lift her eyes from the book which she had on the table.
I was ready and willing to get free now; I hadn't wanted to get free any sooner.
But some one may object that he does not know the meaning of the word 'colour;' and if he is a candid friend, and not a mere disputant, Socrates is willing to furnish him with a simpler and more philosophical definition, into which no disputed word is allowed to intrude: 'Figure is the limit of form.
But he is willing to argue the question, as mathematicians say, under an hypothesis.
Yet, like other philosophers, he is willing to admit that 'probability is the guide of life (Butler's Analogy.
Captain Dufranne is willing to remain, and for my part I am perfectly willing, perfectly willing--as I always have been to humor your childish whims.
So far, I suppose, you are willing to admit that you gentlemen down at Scotland Yard have not exactly distinguished yourselves.
I will give it you with pleasure," the Secretary answered, "although I imagine that he would be quite willing to see you on your own request.