Will"ing (?), a. [From Will, v. t.]

1.

Free to do or to grant; having the mind inclined; not opposed in mind; not choosing to refuse; disposed; not averse; desirous; consenting; complying; ready.

Felix, willing to show the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound. Acts xxiv. 27.

With wearied wings and willing feet. Milton.

[Fruit] shaken in August from the willing boughs. Bryant.

2.

Received of choice, or without reluctance; submitted to voluntarily; chosen; desired.

[They] are held, with his melodious harmony, In willing chains and sweet captivity. Milton.

3.

Spontaneous; self-moved.

[R.]

No spouts of blood run willing from a tree. Dryden.

 

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