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Do they not call me self-willed, passionate, sometimes imperious?

But, Percy, dear, Ossie has his father's temper and is so self-willed at times!

Dogs differ as much as men do, and some are lazy and some are self-willed.

These people are also terribly head-strong and self-willed in all they do.

The self-willed, headstrong man will likely have the toughest time of any.

The words self-centered, and self-willed, are as familiar and suggestive.

Was ever such an improvident, self-willed creature as this boy, Cupid?

Strong, self-willed, and masterful, Alexander did love his people in his own way.

She is self-willed enough, but she shall not refuse me that.

That,” said he, “is our self-willed little Christian, Rafaravavy.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from self- + willed (see will (v.)). In Old English, selfwill meant "free will."

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