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fain

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having a desire or inclination (as for a specified course of action)
  • during the Renaissance most men of science and the arts were fain to express their noblest thoughts in Latin, the lingua franca of the learned
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fain

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by choice or preference
  • "I would fain not marry that suitor, my lord," the princess pleaded
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