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  • s  habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

  • At the same time, the high turnover will probably make the Senate even more independent and self-willed.
  • Much of the province has been developed by the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, a quasi-military organization of former Chinese soldiers, convicts and self-willed .
  • You could argue it with Lyndon Johnson, the great flapping bird of ill omen, all crudity and genius and self-willed doom, shadowed by his mother's vexed unreliability and .

  • Saul Bellow in New York Times
    Saul Bellow, he said, wrote "in a style I find self-willed and unnatural," while William Styron, though immensely gifted, would be more "potent" if he showed "the moral courage to write a book equal to his hatred and therefore able to turn...

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