will (n.) Old form(s): wil , wils
desire, wish, liking, inclination
2H4 IV.i.172[Archbishop to Westmorland] All members of our cause ... / Acquitted by a true substantial form / And present execution of our wills
AW IV.iv.30.1[Diana to Helena] I am yours, / Upon your will to suffer
AW V.i.17.2[Gentleman to Helena] What's your will?
Cym I.vii.8[Innogen alone] Blessed be those ... that have their honest wills
H8 I.ii.13.1[King Henry to Queen Katherine] Repeat your will, and take it
H8 I.ii.94[King Henry to Wolsey] We must not rend our subjects from our laws, / And stick them in our will
KJ II.i.510[Blanche to Lewis the Dauphin] My uncle's will in this respect is mine
KJ II.i.556[King John to King Philip, of Constance] I trust we shall, / If not fill up the measure of her will, / Yet in some measure satisfy her
KL IV.vii.20[Cordelia to Doctor] proceed / I'the sway of your own will
LLL II.i.100[Princess to King, of his will] will shall break it
Mac II.i.18[Macbeth to Banquo] Being unprepared / Our will became the servant to defect
Mac IV.iii.88[Macduff to Malcolm] Scotland hath foisons to fill up your will / Of your mere own
MND II.ii.121[Lysander to Helena] The will of man is by his reason swayed
MW I.i.214[Evans to Slender, of Anne] can you carry your good will to the maid? [or: sense 2]
MW II.ii.154[Falstaff to Ford as Brook] What's your will? [i.e. What do you want?]
Per III.iii.30[Pericles to Cleon] all / Unscissored shall this hair of mine remain, / Though I show will in't [unclear meaning: even though I might want to have it cut] [or: wilfulness]
R2 II.i.28[York to John of Gaunt] too late comes counsel to be heard / Where will doth mutiny with wit's regard [i.e. conflicts with the claims of intelligence]
RJ III.i.196[Prince to his men, of Tybalt] Bear hence this body, and attend our will
RJ III.v.23[Romeo to Juliet] I have more care to stay than will to go
Sonn.121.8[] Or on my frailties why are frailer spies, / Which in their wills count bad what I think good?
Sonn.135.5[] Wilt thou whose will is large and spacious, / Not once vouchsafe to hide my will in thine [with bawdy pun]
TC II.ii.180[Hector to Paris and Troilus, of passion] great minds, of partial indulgence / To their benumbed wills, resist the same
TC II.ii.54[Hector to Troilus] value dwells not in particular will
TG IV.ii.89.1[Silvia to Proteus] What's your will?
Tim I.ii.116[Timon to Servant, of the ladies] What are their wills?
TN II.iv.116[Viola as Cesario to Orsino] Our shows are more than will [i.e. we show more passion than we feel]
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