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synonyms for willy nilly

  • haphazardly
  • ambivalent
  • inevitable
  • perforce
  • unavoidable
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How to use willy nilly in a sentence

You will remember that when you came to our assistance outside Meerut she was determined to take us, willy-nilly, to Delhi.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Little Willy Gay looked at that picture very carefully, and soon made practical use of it, as I will tell you.
THE NURSERY, JULY 1873, VOL. XIV. NO. 1VARIOUS
So much, at least, we had gained—we were no longer being carried willy-nilly out of our way.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
When Willy was two years old, he lived in a red farmhouse with a yard in front of it.
THE NURSERY, AUGUST 1873, VOL. XIV. NO. 2VARIOUS
One bright morning Willy's mamma put on his straw hat, and sent him out in the yard to play.
THE NURSERY, AUGUST 1873, VOL. XIV. NO. 2VARIOUS
A short time after, while Willy was asleep in his crib, his mamma went out to draw some water.
THE NURSERY, AUGUST 1873, VOL. XIV. NO. 2VARIOUS
There the man has lived—if you can call such an existence living; Willy Gum, concealed by his borrowed black hair and whiskers.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
If a knock came to the door, Willy would slip out to the wood-house before we opened it, lest it might be anybody coming in.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
"Because I thought a pitcher wouldn't hold lemonade enough," said Willy.
THE NURSERY, NOVEMBER 1881, VOL. XXXVARIOUS
Willy reported the spring to be up to the brim with water, and that he had never drunk water so excellent.
MASTERMAN READYCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
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