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freewill

[free-wil] /ˈfriˈwɪl/
adjective
1.
made or done freely or of one's own accord; voluntary:
a freewill contribution to a political fund.
2.
of or relating to the metaphysical doctrine of the freedom of the will:
the freewill controversy.
Origin of freewill
1525-1535
1525-35; free + will2
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  • Besides this, they were required to bring a freewill offering to God, every time they went up to the three great yearly festivals.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy Catherine Esther Beecher
  • She had never taken a dose of medicine in her life, and never would, of her own freewill.

    Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz
  • freewill needs no vindication, for it is the primary and indispensable condition of moral agency.

    Theism Robert Flint
  • There is no God and no soul, because freewill is sufficient to account for everything.

  • But after all, it is better to give up amusing yourself for a single day than to bore yourself perpetually of your own freewill.'

    The Strange Story Book Mrs. Andrew Lang
  • A man can only achieve strength of purpose by the action of his own freewill.

    Character Samuel Smiles
  • How—for it is merely the old puzzle over again—how can foreknowledge be reconciled with freewill?

  • And they brought yet unto him freewill offerings every morning.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • Why should there be no God and no soul because there is (if there is) freewill?

  • There is a vast deal talked in the present day about freewill.

    If Only etc. Francis Clement Philips and Augustus Harris

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