One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Have a willful character.
- ‘She needed to be strong, and have a will of her own.’
- ‘Animals have always been put into a special category for the purpose of civil liability, for, unlike other chattels which may be the instrument in the commission of a tort, animals have a will of their own.’
- ‘Sometimes, whenever we try bringing back the past in our presence, we fail as if our emotions have a will of their own.’
- ‘This gentleman, Valmont, he comes and he goes as he pleases: has a will of his own.’
- ‘Man was created to be free, to have a will of his own, and to make decisions about right vs. wrong.’
- ‘One would almost be tempted to think that we have a will of our own.’
- ‘But I don't have it down to an exact science, and sometimes they sort of have a will of their own.’
- ‘But Curzon had a will of his own, and servant of the crown or no, he always got his way.’
- ‘She had no idea what she would do then, or where she would go, but the thoughts she had of walking away from all this seemed to grow, to have a will of their own.’
- ‘Annoyed that her thoughts seemed to have a will of their own - something that rarely happened - Sahara flopped backwards into the center of her thick down comforter and closed her eyes in concentration.’
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