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  • s  having a determined will

  • The Republican nominee is descended from generations of warriors and strong-willed women.
  • Mary was strong-willed and intelligent herself, her husband recalls, "but she came around to accepting that it was futile trying to compete with him.
  • It was administered by strong-willed Mama Boone with her ever-ready sewing-machine belt, "both of us leaning over the bathtub.
News & Articles

  • US Open Golf 2013 Weather: Complete Guide to Surviving the Rain at Merion
    The only aspect of golf this side of the Atlantic Ocean the United States Golf Association can’t control is the weather, and golf’s governing body is getting a stern reminder of that fact this week at the 2013 U.S. Open. Like a strong-willed woman, Mother Nature isn't going to yield her influence at host Merion Golf Club this week, and that's going to make the  156 men  competing this weekend ...
    June 13, 2013 - Bleacher Report

  • President Bush in Washington Post
    Bush said the two leaders have had their agreements and disagreements, but Putin was still "the same strong-willed person" as when the US president made a now-famous remark about looking into his soul in 2001.
  • Avery Johnson in
    We gave Baron different looks - he just makes tough shots,Mavs coach Avery Johnson said. "We trapped him five times and he split it every time. ...... He's a strong-willed guy."
  • Rick Carlisle in USA Today
    There are very few guys I have been around in this league that are as strong-willed as him,Carlisle said.

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