[ UK /wˈɪlɪŋli/ ]
[ US /ˈwɪɫɪŋɫi/ ]
  1. in a willing manner
    I willingly accept
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How To Use willingly In A Sentence

  • The institute says that less than 1 per cent of households would willingly pay for the meters if they had a choice. Times, Sunday Times
  • I would argue that this "mire" in which we have so willingly immersed ourselves results from our refusal to use labels. What is an Atheist?
  • So we willingly follow his two small, sad pink beings through the various trials of life and myth.
  • A person does not take one emotional thump in the face and willingly put himself up for more. Times, Sunday Times
  • You may be able to be rescued for one day, but the next day another will come and you will again willingly prostrate yourself before him. NAKED EMPIRE
  • Other, roumyng the cities vp and downe and caryeng alway in bottles faire watre and fresshe, if any man be disposed to drinke, vnasked they willingly proffre it him, and refuse not to take, if he for their gentlenesse offre aught vnto them agayn. The Fardle of Facions, conteining the aunciente maners, customes and lawes, of the peoples enhabiting the two partes of the earth, called Affricke and Asie
  • Tom Staple would have willingly been impaled before a Committee of the House, could he by such self-sacrifice have infused his own spirit into the component members of the hebdomadal board. Barchester Towers
  • What phlegmatical reasons soever were made you," wrote the Queen, who but three weeks before had been so gentle and affectionate to her, ambassador, "how happeneth it that you will not remember, that when a man hath faulted and committed by abettors thereto, neither the one nor the other will willingly make their own retreat. History of the United Netherlands from the Death of William the Silent to the Twelve Year's Truce — Complete (1584-1609)
  • They contended that many foreign central banks were willing to absorb all the foreign currency earned by their exporting sectors that was not willingly held by their private sector in US dollar denominated assets.
  • Willy-nilly and no doubt unwillingly, he is then drawn into the fight; in an instant the man in the middle has become the man in a muddle and nothing at all has been achieved.
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