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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 MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
She was high-spirited as a girl, a little willful and impulsive, but with the best heart in the world.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
Marian undoubtedly wheedled her father a good deal in the manner of handsome and willful daughters.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
He was selfish, willful, and obstinate at two-and-thirty as he had been at ten years of age.
PAUL PATOFFF. MARION CRAWFORD
He was a willful man, with a good deal of granite in his make-up.
THE HIGHGRADERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
The wind still flung the dead leaves, whirling them to and fro in the orchard like willful spirits.
TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRYGRACE MILLER WHITE
They have imagined that some editor, willful or careless, has thrown this luckless accompaniment upon them.
Over the ridge, at Newbern's edge, would be the bony little girl who was so funny and willful.
THE WRONG TWINHARRY LEON WILSON
I understand why you would hold that willful child to the fetters so unwittingly forged!
"Miss Berlin, you are certainly the most willful child I ever saw," he exclaimed.

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