self-willed


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'That is because she is self-willed, and my opinions more generally coincide with her own than your mamma's.
The little boy, your godson, is certainly a fine child, though forward, and inclined to be saucy and self-willed. But we have taken notice of him as you wish it, and have introduced him to his aunt, Miss O., who was rather pleased with him.
Catherine, weak-spirited, irritable, and completely under Lydia's guidance, had been always affronted by their advice; and Lydia, self-willed and careless, would scarcely give them a hearing.
If we choose to be noncompliant or self-willed, our choice has an emotional hand grenade tied to it.
The cast was uniformly magnificent, headed by the steelily vulnerable Aida of Alexandra Zabala, Alessandra Volpe's predatory, self-willed Amneris, and Rafael Rojas' ringing Radames, floating his famous "Celeste Aida" so silkily.
Around 6.5 thousand self-willed homes were built around Bishkek.
Respect for the law is manifested in the self-willed compliance that some citizens undertake.
To be meek is to have a mild and gentle temperament and also it can mean to be submissive-not giving into self-willed pride.
According to the factor scores, there were nine items that accounted for 62.31% of the total variances explained: aimless, likes challenge, disobedience, unsociability, multi-exploration, self-willed, gender identity, paranoid, and frailty.
His self-willed downfall remains as thrilling as it is inevitable.
The US, failing to address the asymmetry of power (Israel had it all, while the Palestinians had none), largely functioned as a self-willed shepherd of a dying "peace process" -- often acting less like an "honest broker" and more like the begrudging enabler of Israel's bad behaviour.