Definition of willed
1 : having a will especially of a specified kind —usually used in combination strong-willed
2 : deliberate
Examples of willed in a Sentence
a hard-nosed industrialist with a willed indifference to public opinion
Recent Examples of willed from the Web
Many Siamese, for example, can be strong willed and vocal, but there’s no guarantee that every Siamese will be that way.
Yes, the film noir follows the rags-to-riches ascent of a strong-willed single mom.
In fact, even Emily’s own family has trouble living up to her exacting standards, which leads to estrangement from her weak-willed brother.
As strong-willed American nurse Lillie, Icelandic actress Hera Hilmar never quite nails the accent required to play the daughter of a well-to-do family in 1914 Philadelphia.
And from the beginning, it was overseen by a strong-willed German board that knew well the risks and rewards that came with such a business.
This author means business: Lou Dobbs, the strong-willed anchor and managing editor of CNN’s Moneyline, will write a book about his experiences.
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