But the two young girls, Thornton and wilt, never seemed to lose energy.
They have to have the courage not to wilt or get the vapors whenever a right-winger invokes the evil gummint or the hated Kenyan.
wilt Chamberlain once pointed out that “nobody loves Goliath,” as an excuse for his enduring unpopularity.
And I do agree with him on wilt Chamberlain, whom we will discuss at length in the future.
At the foot of the adjacent 4-foot high gravestones are floral arrangements that are just starting to wilt.
Thou liest; or wilt thou even yet deny that thou didst bewitch old Paasch his little girl with a white roll?
wilt thou diversify thy repast with a taste of my oak-graff?
Thou wilt always massacre his language; let this console thee for hearing him massacre thine.
But wilt thou not give me another twelvemonth to pay my debt?
Thou wilt say yt it is but of litle value yt is done in those fyrste yeres.
1690s, probably an alteration of welk "to wilt," probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German welken "to wither," cognate with Old High German irwelhen "become soft." Related: Wilted; wilting.
Old English *willan, wyllan "to wish, desire, want" (past tense wolde), from Proto-Germanic *welljan (cf. Old Saxon willian, Old Norse vilja, Old Frisian willa, Dutch willen, Old High German wellan, German wollen, Gothic wiljan "to will, wish, desire," Gothic waljan "to choose"). The Germanic words are from PIE *wel-/*wol- "be pleasing" (cf. Sanskrit vrnoti "chooses, prefers," varyah "to be chosen, eligible, excellent," varanam "choosing;" Avestan verenav- "to wish, will, choose;" Greek elpis "hope;" Latin volo, velle "to wish, will, desire;" Old Church Slavonic voljo, voliti "to will," veljo, veleti "to command;" Lithuanian velyti "to wish, favor," pa-vel-mi "I will," viliuos "I hope;" Welsh gwell "better").
Cf. also Old English wel "well," literally "according to one's wish;" wela "well-being, riches." The use as a future auxiliary was already developing in Old English. The implication of intention or volition distinguishes it from shall, which expresses or implies obligation or necessity. Contracted forms, especially after pronouns, began to appear 16c., as in sheele for "she will." The form with an apostrophe is from 17c.
Old English will, willa, from Proto-Germanic *weljon (cf. Old Saxon willio, Old Norse vili, Old Frisian willa, Dutch wil, Old High German willio, German wille, Gothic wilja "will"), related to *willan "to wish" (see will (v.)). The meaning "written document expressing a person's wishes about disposition of property after death" is first recorded late 14c.