One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Accomplish one's purpose on.‘she set a coiffeur to work his will on her hair’
- ‘When we make a clearing, we should do so not in order to enjoy the pleasure of weedwhacking, or otherwise working our will on the landscape, but in order to plant something.’
- ‘At least I can still work my will on the minds of others.’
- ‘There is more than a little feeling of two elemental goddesses competing to work their will on nature.’
- ‘Here people have worked their will upon rivers with remarkable engineering skills, but their work of concrete, valves, and buried pipes has neglected deeper social and aesthetic needs.’
- ‘In the comments he compares the pleasure he gets from working his will on a recalcitrant domestic appliance to the triumph a caveman felt when slaying a mastodon.’
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