- the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
- resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
How To Use self-will In A Sentence
- Nicole Kidman shoulders the strong, self-willed, yet vulnerable protective mother's role with grace.
-  Stimulus, or correction, -- one hardly knows which to ask for first, as more salutary for our own slumbersome, yet so self-willed, northern temperaments. Plato and Platonism
- At the crux of any decision, from the most trivial to the most serious, is the intention to "turn it over" to a Higher Power or stay in self-will. Darren Littlejohn: Be-ism Or Theism: How To Have A Higher Power As A Buddhist In Recovery
- O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Hayley Adamson is dead but Northumbria wins Gold! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG
- Henry's break from Rome is convincingly anatomised, and Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn both emerge as strong, self-willed players.
- She had a little core of self-will that gave her a sparkle lacking in Isabel. THE WHITE DOVE
- Sometimes, indeed, he is outrageous, as when he suggests that the mere act of believing or accepting the Christian message is a manifestation of human pride, self-will, contumacy, and sin.
- He very seldom felt as self-willed in dreams as he felt in this one; indeed, he seldom dreamed at all; or at least remembered his dreams. COLDHEART CANYON
- These were no self-willed Dead spirits that had infiltrated through the Perimeter. LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR
- Her tale takes off like a cheetah, starting with the horrendous moment of simultaneously losing six of her Black Panther brothers, as in siblings, to her impregnating rape a day later, her brief career as a bordello girl, to her self-willed destiny as the ultimate queen of drug dealers in 1970s Chicago. â¨â¨ Binky Philips: Nick Tosches Saves The Last Dance For Satan