I'm willing to give it a try.
People are always willing to believe the worst about others.
I am willing to leave it to the majority.
He was willing to admit he was wrong, but he wasn't going to grovel.
Nearly all of the exhibitors seemed perfectly willing to let me touch the most delicate things, and they were very nice about explaining everything to me.
But one of the rulers was not willing to do this.
She'd be willing to take a job someplace else.
Well, any mother-in-law who isn't willing to baby-sit her own grandchildren isn't much of a grandmother.
Worse, he had again assumed she was a willing participant.
The open source movement and Creative Commons licensing are examples of people willing to share their intellectual labor to help others.
It also told me he was willing to make a sacrifice for her protection.
So they were all willing to give in for the sake of peace.
"I'm pleased you were willing to meet with me," I said as we alighted from my stolen car.
"Well, let's just say he was willing to tell me what lay in store for me," she answered flippantly.
So, how much in taxes would you be willing to pay?
She plodded on, willing herself to take each step, not thinking of the miles to go, but merely getting through one more painful step.
I should be willing to work night and day if it could only be accomplished.
That's a nice thought, but the rest of us aren't willing to let it stand that way.
I don't know what kind of wages you draw here, but I'd be willing to pay you a hundred a week plus room and board.
He was willing to personally alert the local police and have them check out the vehicle even without clear cut identification.
The two noble women were willing to do all that they could to save their city.
More than that, he was willing to make concessions - in front of the children.
She had been a willing participant.
Worker Chang, located in China, is willing to do the same job, remotely, for a dollar an hour.
Is being in control so important that you're willing to sacrifice the happiness of your only son?
That would have been more convincing if you hadn't been so willing at first.
You sure seemed like a willing participant for a while there.
Teacher said yesterday, that perhaps Mrs. Spaulding would be willing to let us have her beautiful house, and [I] thought I would ask you about it.
Well, if you change your mind, I'd be willing to take the risk.
On to rural America where the pickings are as fertile as the country side and there's always a trusting little soul willing to help a stranger.
I took my risks when I joined this group and I'm willing to face up to my responsibilities.
She was very willing to go, and let Viney kiss her, though she didn't return the caress.
She swallowed hard, willing herself to remember that she was meant for Gabriel, even if it was Darkyn's name on her back.
I volunteer to sleep there tonight, if the love of my life is willing to come along.
We could go on here and talk about other military powers and alliances, but the simple fact is that large countries are less willing to risk war in defense of small ones.
In the United States, de Tocqueville's voluntary associations still do the job and anyone willing to make her way to a church or food pantry and say she is hungry will not leave empty handed.
And so He loved men Himself and though they were very cruel to Him and at last killed Him, He was willing to die for them because He loved them so.
This gives me confidence that, in the wisdom-seeking systems of the future, people will be willing to share data to make the algorithms better.
We thought everything was arranged: but we found Monday that Mrs. Elliott would not be willing to let us invite more than fifty people, because Mrs. Howe's house is quite small.
Mrs. Hutton had already written to mother, asking her to telegraph if she was willing for me to have other advisers besides herself and Teacher.
She willing to go?
He needed direction to brush his teeth and was perfectly willing to accept it.
Ben, we voted you in so we're willing to give you the ball.
You have everything you need to make things right, Dusty, as long as you're willing to do what you must.
Finally, she settled beside him, willing him to make it through the night.
"I find it entertaining that you were willing to do whatever it took for humans you never knew, but those who knew you weren't willing to do the same," he said.
Neither was willing to bargain with me for your life.
I have never known her to be willing to leave a lesson when she felt that there was anything in it which she did not understand.
She kissed them all, boys and girls, willing or unwilling.
I know it still galls you that he was willing to help pay for your college education, but not Katie's.
She shoved the photo back into the envelope and closed the lip, willing herself not to think about the previous pregnancy and its tragic end.
Even if she had been willing to talk, she was unable.
She'd be willing to bet the woman was as hard nosed in her sleep.
After her conversation with Xander, she couldn't help wondering if there was something more that made Darian seek her out or made her willing to humor him.
These guidebooks are lists of people who live in that area who would be willing to meet you for coffee.
It is a willing agreement to a set of values and procedures, and a standard of conduct.
I felt vaguely that they could not be good even if they wished to, because no one seemed willing to help them or to give them a fair chance.
I'm willing to put my ass on the line and help where it might do some good but I'm just a private citizen.
Deidre bolted, silently willing a portal to appear as she sprinted into the fortress.
If you can prove I'm guilty, I'll be willing to die nine times, but a mind's eye is no proof, because the Woggle-Bug has no mind to see with.
Tiny countries willing to engage in free trade with their neighbors can prosper.
I mean, if you were willing.
"When you thought I was dying, you weren't willing to take a chance," Deidre added sadly.
You weren't willing to do that for me.
Not unless he's willing to make a deal with me.
Maybe that's why you were so damn quick to be willing to take less than fifty percent of the land!
His own interactions with deities left him more than willing to shun them, if at all possible.
She wasn't willing to lose him already, not after all she'd gone through to keep him.
Those huge hands had started to explore her body in a way that left her feeling feminine, delicate, and willing to let him take control in a way she never permitted him before.
But" Andre paused, debating silently "I'd say you need to determine how much you are willing to trust her."
"I find it fascinating that you and Wynn profess to care yet aren't willing to deal," Darkyn mused.
As guilty as she felt, she wasn't willing to make a deal with him to protect the human she'd condemned.
"You're afraid of being hurt and not willing to take a chance," Rhyn assessed.
She didn't just have the body of a human and the knowledge of the goddess; she wanted to help him enough that she was willing to overcome her fear.
Would you be willing to let one of my dealers verify the route exists?
She didn't know how he could love her still after all she'd done or why he was willing to try to make things work.
Carmen was always willing to listen, whether it was something happening at work or his plans about the wildlife safari.
Whether that desire was conveyed by him or originated in her head was a mystery, but when he drew her into his arms, she was willing.
Even knowing so, she had been willing to yield to him.
But though he declined to share the responsibility of Lord Palmerston's administration, he was willing to act as its representative in promoting freer commercial intercourse between England and France.
I'm ready to try again if you guys are willing.
He agreed to keep our conversation limited to the two of us and is willing to listen to you.
Prompted by his concern for Betsy and Molly, he was willing to attempt using the apparatus.
She couldn't help wondering about the two of them and why she felt suddenly jealous, even though Jenn could give Dusty something she wasn't willing to.
He pulled out his phone, texted Bianca, and waited, willing the message to make it to her in the in-between world where he'd accidentally sent her.
Worse, what was she that hundreds of people were willing to seek her out to kill her?
When spent, she lay still, willing sleep or death to take her.
You'll not face anyone willing to challenge you for him, ikir, I assure you, though there may be some left who might help him.
No part of her was willing to risk an encounter with Darkyn's other form.
Some were red, some white, and others pale pink, and they were just peeping out of the green leaves, as rosy-faced children peep out from their warm beds in wintertime before they are quite willing to get up.
To him the club entrusted the arrangement of the festival in honor of Bagration, for few men knew so well how to arrange a feast on an open-handed, hospitable scale, and still fewer men would be so well able and willing to make up out of their own resources what might be needed for the success of the fete.
She nodded, willing to agree to anything if it meant she could see Jonny.
Might give you an advantage with him if you're willing to play the seduction game.
I will ask her tomorrow in your presence; if she is willing, then he can stay on.
That should have been no big surprise, but Carmen would have thought he would welcome the idea of a willing heir.
And I'm willing if you're willing, he said with a smile that set her blood alight.
His older brothers were quite willing that he should go to sea.
Gabe dropped it and touched his forearm, willing the soul radar to guide him to the right place.
From the beginning, you were willing to do what I couldn't, Rhyn said.
She shook her head and focused on her phone again, willing Logan to return one of her dozens of calls or texts.
The only one who seemed willing to talk to her before being shushed by Daniela was Rhyn.
As long as she was willing to accept that was the only part of him she'd ever have.
I'm not willing to do that.
Gabriel didn't like past-Deidre and wasn't willing to give her a chance.
She really didn't want to leave the comfort of his arms, but remaining meant giving up something she wasn't willing to do.
He'd done what little he was willing to do to his own mate to keep her upset.
There's nothing else I'm willing to try.
Whatever happened to him over the past few days, he was no longer willing to walk away or back down.
I wanted you to suffer a long, painful death and was willing to do whatever it took to make that a reality.
She wasn't willing to consider it, not when there was the issue of her pending demise between here and there.
Why then wasn't he willing to admit it?
Was she willing to give life a second shot, even if Gabriel wasn't in the picture and she had no more normal friends after Wynn's betrayal?
Was that what no one was willing to risk doing?
Katie drew the phone away from her head and stared at it, willing herself to wake up.
She tensed and waited, willing him to continue.
She sensed his movement and closed her eyes, willing her death to be as fast as the robed man's.
You think I can't replace you with a willing nymph who knows her place?
She placed her wrist to Rhyn's mouth, willing him to awaken, to drink her.
Willing herself not to cry, she pointed to her neck and said instead, "Do you know what this means?"
"Sasha sent you," she said, willing him to talk rather than attack.
Hannah stood close to her, and Katie stared at the door, willing their fire to keep the demons at bay.
He didn.t want to agree to Rhyn.s terms, but the side of him willing to take in a creature like Sasha emerged again.
The Council wants nothing to do with them and views the presence of your father's betrayer and your people on the planet as a sign the Yirkin are willing to share your planet rather than take it over.
Several members, including Qatwal, may be willing to aid you in regaining your planet after you've reached a peace treaty.
She awoke six more times willing the nightmare to be over.
"I don't want a favor, unless that means you're willing to help me escape," she replied.
She searched his gaze and responded with irritation, "If coercion is willing, then yes."
That Kiera's warrior was at least willing to do something so painful gave her some hope for her friend.
"You can say that again," Dean said, and added, "if they found a couple of live ones willing to pay for this junk!"
If there is anything we can do to help, we'd certainly be willing.
Dean nodded in agreement but Cynthia wasn't willing to give up.
I was fearful he might try to stop me, but there are many girls willing to do as I've done, for food and shelter, so I shan't be missed.
You're willing to voluntarily speak to us?
He possessed the capability to make victims forget, yet when they were willing participants, as most were, he enjoyed knowing they remembered their time with him.
Am I willing to give up all we have become to each other?
Would you be willing to carve the pumpkins?
Jackson laughed, "I love that you are so willing, but if my fangs didn't make an appearance tonight, I doubt they ever will."
Wow. Never done that before, but I'm more than willing to learn.
I am not willing to risk the consequences if you're wrong.
At least she was willing to communicate now.
For the right man, I'm willing to turn over the running of the farm and become his helpmate.
I want you to come to me all sweet and willing - without dragging Josh along.
Was there a chance for them - if she was willing to wait?
And he expected her to come to him all sweet and willing.
And hadn't she been a willing participant?
She was willing to bet the farm on it.
If she were willing to take that tumble in the hay, he'd hang around a while longer?
I have every intention of marrying Alex, and I'm ready and willing to face a little competition.
I'm willing to wait.
Believing in her ability to make a sound judgment and willing to accept her decision.
God willing, I die in battle sometime soon.
I'm afraid there aren't many people willing to look beyond the obvious in this circumstance.
Lana hugged the tree, willing her friend to appear.
I'm not willing to consider it.
But he couldn't let himself do it, no matter how much he wanted her or how willing she was.
She froze, willing the man not to look left, or he'd see her.
She'd proven how willing she was to become his companion, a surprise considering she really did seem fragile in his world.
He bristled at the mention of Rhyn in the same sentence as Andre. One half-brother had been noble, courageous, honorable, willing to sacrifice himself for their cause. Rhyn was the opposite.
Kiki left, and Kris felt he'd frustrated the one brother willing to help him.
"Everyone should find that person that makes them feel alive and have a chance with him," Katie said and rested her head against a wet branch. "I wish I'd been more willing to take that chance, too. Might've had more time with him before ending up here."
"Look, Rhyn, none of this matters. I'm willing to go ahead and forgive you for what you did so long ago. It's still hard for me to think I could've raised a successor and not buried a son," Kris said.
"You're on!" answered DeLeo, never willing to pass up a bet.
A day later he called again, saying he had driven by the place and was willing to take it, sight unseen.
It looks as if the insurance company may be willing to advance some of the life insurance money—at least enough to tide us over for a while.
The clinic understands my school hours and they are willing to work around them.
Thank goodness for Colorado hospitality—the friendly room clerk was more than willing to oblige a law enforcement agent.
Still, he was willing to give up the idea in exchange for adopting a child.
She was willing to change for him – some things, anyway.
Alex was willing to assume one of those duties long before they were engaged.
She wasn't any more willing to stay in the old house alone than he was to let her.
Actually, all she wanted to do was alert him that she was nervous about it, but if it made him feel better to know she was willing to discuss intimacy with him now, then she would listen.
Does that mean if you were willing, he'd refuse?
Maybe he'd be willing to talk about it tomorrow.
At least he wasn't quite so willing to accept the idea that she had been unfaithful.
It hurt to think he questioned her fidelity, but at least he was willing to listen to reason.
Even when I said I was willing to forgive you ... for something you didn't do.
Worse yet, when Lori finally came to her senses, they wouldn't be willing to let her have the baby.
I know you do, and I love you all the more for the sacrifice you're willing to make.
I was willing to forgive you, just like you were willing to forgive me.
Except you were willing to ask and believe.
Maybe there would be more now that Carmen was willing to adopt.
She focused on Jonny again, willing him to accept her solution.
Even though she wore a snug shirt beneath it, Darian couldn't help willing her to hurry.
Sirian knew something others did not if he were willing to risk the Warlord's death to take over the kingdom.
The difference between me and them is that I'm willing to take Tiyan without its magic.
If only I'd been older, wiser, more willing to listen to him.
Memon was more than willing to become its host.
Though he knew he should stay and perform his role as warlord, no part of him was willing.
He made mistakes, but he was willing to take ownership and responsible enough to take corrective action.
I appreciate the fact that you were willing to ride up here with me.
Sure, she was willing enough to forget the idea, but then, she was hopelessly in love with him.
Unlike Alex, she had been willing to delegate.
No, actually she had been willing to dump it all in his lap.
In her eagerness to feed his desire to control, she had been willing to give up the independent spirit he found attractive.
Was she, and would she be willing to spend a little time with a stranger?
Yet, for whatever reason, she had been willing to endure her fear alone.
I am simply curious at what cost you are willing to pursue your goal.
It might take every last one of them to do it, but they're willing to.
He was as strong as she was in that way, willing to sacrifice anyone and anything.
"My door is always open to willing women," his voice jarred her.
Even them, he was able to read, if he was willing to expend the effort needed to do so.
Jessi covered her mouth, willing him not to say anything stupid to her delicate cousin.
I'm not certain he realizes it yet or is willing to admit to it.
You can't fully make that decision, until you're willing to accept that all this" Sofi waved her hand around the compound "is your new place in life and that for some reason, you belong with a freak of nature of a man."
Jessi meet Ashley's gaze, willing her cousin not to panic.
In the early years of the 'seventies the colonies entered upon an era of wellbeing, and for about twelve years every man, willing to work and capable of exerting himself, readily found employment.
If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies.
In 1653 he had made the astonishing proposal to the Dutch that England and Holland should divide the habitable globe outside Europe between them, that all states maintaining the Inquisition should be treated as enemies by both the proposed allies, and that the latter "should send missionaries to all peoples willing to receive them, to inculcate the truth of Jesus Christ and the Holy Gospel."
On the other hand, Cromwell could justly boast "there is not a nation in Europe but is very willing to ask a good understanding with you."
"I would," he said, "be willing to be further serviceable to God and his people, but my work is done."
When a debtor tenders the amount due to his creditor and the creditor refuses to accept, the debt is not discharged, but if the debtor is subsequently sued for the debt and continues willing and ready to pay, and pays the amount tendered into court, he can recover his costs in the action.
All we can do in such cases is to place the system under certain conditions of transformation, and be content with the amount of work which it is, as it were, willing to render up under those conditions.
Adultery was punished with the death of both parties by drowning, but if the husband was willing to pardon his wife, the king might intervene to pardon the paramour.
Great difficulty was experienced in finding a foreign minister willing to challenge comparison with Visconti-Venosta.
Similarly, James is willing to believe in many universes nebeneinander or durcheinander but not (ineinander.
says knights must not be compelled to give money instead of performing castle-guard, if they are willing to perform this service.
On the 24th he seized Mary's willing person near Edinburgh, and carried her to his castle at Dunbar.
To the magician, endowed in the opinion of his fellows (and doubtless of himself) with this wonderful power of effective suggestion, the output of such power naturally represents itself as a kind of unconditional willing.
" He is willing," he says, to allow M.
In the Spartan general Lysander he found a man who was willing to help him, as Lysander himself hoped to become absolute ruler of Greece by the aid of the Persian prince.
Their own Reform Bill came soon after and it is again characteristic of Mill - at once of his enthusiasm and of his steady determination to do work that nobody else seemed able or willing to do - that we find him in the heat of the struggle in 1831 writing: to the Examiner a series of letters on "The Spirit of the Age" which drew from Carlyle the singular exclamation "Here is a new mystic!"
In parliament he adhered to his life-long principle of doing only work that needed to be done, and that nobody else seemed equally able or willing to do.
He was elected on the 1st of August 1559; but it was difficult to find the requisite four bishops willing and qualified to consecrate him, and not until the 17th of December did Barlow, Scory, Coverdale and Hodgkins perform that ceremony at Lambeth.
Among the marks of the second half of the 17th century was growing material prosperity, and there were those who thought their fellows unduly willing to relax church tests of fellowship when good trade was in question.
Precosmically the Will is potential and the Reason latent, and the Will is void of reason when it passes from potentiality to actual willing.
He was still in office when the final rising of the Cubans began in February 1895, and he had to resign in March because he could not find superior officers in the army willing to help him to put down the turbulent and disgraceful demonstrations of the subalterns of Madrid garrison against newspapers which had given offence to the military.
The lower the grade the more elaborate and expensive is the machinery required to clean it, and consequently a spinner is willing to pay a certain amount extra for high grade cotton in order to save expenditure on preparatory machinery.
1 Its methods were stated to be: " To afford information to every country capable of producing cotton, both by the diffusion of printed directions for its cultivation, and sending competent teachers of cotton planting and cleaning, and by direct communication with Christian missionaries whose aid and co - operation it solicits; to supply, gratuitously, in the first instance, the best seeds to natives in every part of the world who are willing to receive them; to give prizes for the extended cultivation of cotton; and The Association published a weekly paper known as The Cotton Supply Reporter.
He was willing that the accused should be tried in the courts Christian provided that the punishment of the guilty were left to the lay power.
Eugenius IV., however much he may have wished to keep on good terms with the fathers of Basel, was neither able nor willing to accept or observe all their decrees.
Peter the Great imposed a poll-tax on all the members of the rural population, making the proprietors responsible for the tax charged on their serfs; and the " free wandering people " who were not willing to enter the army were required to settle on the land either as members of a commune or as serfs of some proprietor.
These barons, with the knowledge and approbation of King Henry, were engaged in a plot to assassinate the cardinal, and in this plot Wishart is now proved to have been a willing agent.
The friends agreed to visit the Castle twice a week and to look after the sick in any parish where the clergyman was willing to accept their help.
The want of railways in Asia Minor was urgently felt, but no capitalists were willing to risk their money in Turkish railways without a substantial guarantee, and a guarantee of the Turkish government alone was not considered substantial enough.
In view of the multiple dangers to which the Ottoman Empire was exposed, both from without and °e from within, and of the serious consequences to the world's peace which would result from its break-up, there was a strong feeling among the powers in favour of such a guarantee, and even the emperor Alexander was willing to agree to it in principle.
So far as the extreme claims of the tsar were concerned, neither Austria nor Prussia was willing to concede them, and both had joined with France and Great Britain in presenting, on the 12th of December 1853, an identical note at St Petersburg, drawn up at the Conference of Vienna, reaffirming the principles of the treaty of 1841.
Turkey was willing to concede the fullest local autonomy, but not to abandon its sovereign rights over the island.
On his return to Iceland in 985 he called the land Greenland in order to make people more willing to go there, and reported so favourably on its possibilities that he had no difficulty in obtaining followers.
He was assisted for three years in his missionary work by St Boniface (719-722), who, however, was not willing to become his successor.
Each of the signatory powers is to designate within three months from the ratification of the convention four persons at the most, of recognized competence in international law, enjoying the highest moral consideration, and willing to accept the duties of arbitrators.
granting them to such persons as were willing to undertake their settlement, with unlimited powers of jurisdiction, both civil and criminal.
Provided that the preaching of the gospel was free and full, Luther was willing to tolerate episcopacy and even papacy.
He joined Livingston in Paris on the 12th of April, after the negotiations were well under way; and the two ministers, on finding Napoleon willing to dispose of the entire province of Louisiana, decided to exceed their instructions and effect its purchase.
" If this realm could be saved at the expense of three florins," exclaimed the papal envoy, Antonio Burgio, " there is not a man here willing to make the sacrifice."
Shepstone was willing to find some way other than simple annexation out of the difficulty, but none appeared to present itself.
Cyrus appears in the unassailably authentic cylinder inscription "as a complete religious indifferentist, willing to go through any amount of ceremonies to soothe the prejudices of a susceptible population."
Londoners were well informed as to what was going on abroad, and although the rulers were always willing to wait for an opportunity of enlarging their liberties, they remained ready to take advantage of such circumstances as might occur.
Moreover, many persons, even of foreign race, declared themselves willing to live under the Salic Law.
A few successes in battle attracted to him men who were interested in fighting and who were willing to accept his religion as a condition of membership of his party, which soon began to assume a national form.
He was, it is true, again elected to the Chamber of Baden by the circle of Thiengen, but the government, no longer willing to respect his immunity as a deputy, refused its ratification.
The business of the new system will be to bring back the Intellect into a condition, not of slavery, but of willing ministry to the Feelings.
The new incumbent was willing that the Tennysons should continue to live in the rectory, which they did not leave until six years later.
He grew less than ever willing to come forward and face the world; his health became "variable and his spirits indifferent."
As he recedes from us, however, we begin to see that he has a much closer relation to the great Georgian writers than we used to be willing to admit.
He has, indeed, described in graphic terms the greatest of the more superficial changes he underwent; how he had " carried into logical and ethical problems the maxims and postulates of physical knowledge," and had moved within the narrow lines drawn by the philosophical instructions of the class-room " interpreting human phenomena by the analogy of external nature "; how he served in willing captivity " the ` empirical ' and ` necessarian ' mode of thought," even though " shocked " by the dogmatism and acrid humours " of certain distinguished representatives "; 1 and how in a period of " second education " at Berlin, " mainly under the admirable guidance of Professor Trendelenburg," he experienced " a new intellectual birth" which " was essentially the gift of fresh conceptions, the unsealing of hidden openings of self-consciousness, with unmeasured corridors and sacred halls behind; and, once gained, was more or less available throughout the history of philosophy, and lifted the darkness from the pages of Kant and even Hegel."
30), but, urged by Origen, and at last almost compelled by Phaedimus of Amasia, his metropolitan, neither of whom was willing to see so much learning, piety and masculine energy practically lost to the church, he, after many attempts to evade the dignity, was consecrated bishop of his native town (about 240).
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Luther, for instance, would not tolerate Zwingli's view on the Lord's Supper, while Zwingli was willing to fraternize with him notwithstanding this difference."
The immigrant is worth what it has cost to bring him up only if he is able-bodied, honest and willing to work.
But Kunze thinks that it was not used as a base of operations against Eutyches because there is some evidence that Monophysites were willing to accept it.
Since Eastern theologians would be willing to say " proceeds from the Father through the Son," it is clear that the two views are not irreconcilable.
In 1090 Count Roger the Norman (son of Tancred de Hauteville), then master of Sicily, came to Malta with a small retinue; the Arab garrison was unable to offer effective opposition, and the Maltese were willing and able to welcome the Normans as deliverers and to hold the island after the immediate withdrawal of Count Roger.
While the latter were struggling with little success against the rising tide of French national feeling, Edward's want of money made him a willing participator in the attack on the wealth and privileges of the Church.
The reference is only to be seen by willing eyes.
77, is yet willing to admit that the book though composed in the reign of Vespasian was "reissued with additions by the same hand after the death of Domitian" (Revelation, p. 56).
Bethmann Hollweg, Lord Haldane thought, was willing to entertain the British suggestions; it was Tirpitz who behind the scenes offered a most strenuous opposition to any restrictions.
The sooty-grey colour that, deepening into blackish-brown on the crown and quills, pervades the whole of its plumage - the lower tailcoverts, which are of a deep chestnut, excepted - renders it a conspicuous object; and though, for some reason or other, far from being a favourite, it is always willing when undisturbed to become intimate with men's abodes.
Each prince was " so to live, reign and conduct himself as he would be willing to answer before God and His Imperial Majesty."
It is as grateful to those who, like many " Anglo-Catholics," desire on religious grounds to establish the doctrinal continuity of the Anglican Church with that of the ' Only one of the Marian bishops, Kitchin of Llandaff, was found willing to conform.
The centre of Lefebvre's followers was Meaux, and they found an ardent adherent in Margaret of Angouleme, the king's sister, but had no energetic leader who was willing to face the danger of disturbances.
8) and probably the nominal enjoyment of all its prerogatives; but their method of filling the archonship with their own kinsmen and creatures gradually converted the Areopagites into willing supporters of tyranny.
Heinrich 3 is willing to speak of "fundamental dogmas," those which must be known for salvation; those for which " implicit " faith does not suffice.
Veronius is willing to waive the difficult point of church infallibility as the Council of Trent did not define it.
If, however, the infant was allowed to survive half an hour only, it was spared; but to have the right of keeping it the mother must find a male Areoi willing to adopt it.
Napoleon was at the head of a veteran army of Frenchmen, who worshipped their leader and were willing to die for France if necessity demanded.
In 1747 an Arabic dedication to the electoral prince of Saxony got him the title of professor, but neither the faculty of arts nor that of medicine was willing to admit him among them, and he never delivered a course of lectures.
Then, again, as to the scope of the inquiry, the administrative purposes for which information is thus collected vary greatly in the different countries, and the inquiry, too, has to be limited to what the conditions of the locality allow, and the population dealt with is likely to be able and willing to answer.
Thus he evidently made " the willing covenant " of conscious faith the essence of the matter, and regarded the sign or seal as secondary.
German influence eventually became so great that when the time came, the Committee leaders were willing and able to bring their country into the World War on the side of Germany.
Many of the white farmers in this district, unlike their fellows dwelling farther north, were willing to accept British rule, and this fact induced Mr Justice Menzies, one of the judges of Cape Colony then on circuit at Colesberg, to cross the Orange and proclaim (October 1842) the country British territory, a proclamation disallowed by the governor, Sir George Napier, who, nevertheless, maintained that the emigrant farmers were still British subjects.
In his Nobel address he said: "In any community of any size the authority of the courts rests upon actual potential force; on the existence of a police or on the knowledge that the able-bodied men of the country are both ready and willing to see that the decrees of judicial and legislative bodies are put into effect;" and he expressed the opinion that until a recognized international supreme court was firmly established, every nation must be prepared to defend itself, and when it was established all the nations must be prepared to maintain its decrees against any recalcitrant nation.
They tried to arrive at it by negotiations with the parties, and by admitting to the Cabinet representatives of every nationality willing to cooperate.
In Germany Ultramontanism had to contend with great difficulties; for here ecclesiastical affairs were not in so desperate a case that the most drastic remedies possessed the most powerful attraction; while, in addition, the clergy were too highly educated to be willing to renounce all scientific work.
The nobility, however, were too infatuated to be willing to adopt these wise measures.
Thus while willing, even anxious that Prussia should receive Saxony, in order that she might be strong to meet the danger from the East, he was prepared to go to any lengths to resist the claims of Russia.
But the first operations of the war brought about the willing or unwilling adhesion of these border states to the Federal cause.
He had attacked and subjugated all who were not willing to recognize his authority.
His intervention in Scotland in 1 5591560 showed that he could strike on occasion; and his action over the execution of Mary, queen of Scots, proved that he was willing to take responsibility from which Elizabeth shrank.
third, from those prophets who were filled with the stern spirit of primitive Christianity and imposed on churches, now becoming assimilated to the world, obligations which these were neither able nor willing to fulfil.
The market price may rise above or fall below the amount so fixed, being determined by the proportion between the quantity brought to market and the demand of those who are willing to pay the natural price.
The legal rate should be a very little above the lowest market rate; sober people will then be preferred as borrowers to prodigals and projectors, who at a higher legal rate would have an advantage over them, being alone willing to offer that higher rate.
Paul's battle against the law and the narrow national conception of Christianity found a willing following in a movement, the syncretic origin of which directed it towards a universal religion.
Rather than scandalize weaker brethren, Paul was willing to eat herbs the rest of his life.
The wise man and the ignorant, the enthusiast and the man of the world, could all find acceptance here, and there was laid on no one more than he was able and willing to bear.
Eighteenth-century Italy looked on religion with apathetic indifference, and Liguori convinced himself that only the gentlest and most lenient treatment could win back the alienated laity; hence he was always willing to excuse errors on the side of laxity as due to an excess of zeal in winning over penitents.
The British government repudiated the claim of right, but were willing to negotiate upon the question of international regulation.
Nature does not aim at God as end, but God, thinking and willing ends, produces and acts on nature.
He was elected a member of the Reichstag, where he joined the National Liberal party, for like many other exiles he was willing to accept the results of Bismarck's work.
The Greeks of that day would have had little respect for a grotesque Egyptian figure, while the Egyptians were more willing to accept divinity in any shape.
But he was averse from the violence of Melville, and was willing to admit the royal supremacy "as far as the word of God allows."
At this point, having rejected both the Newtonian mechanism of bodily substances and the Leibnitzian automatism of monadic substances, he flew to the Spinozistic unity of substance; except that, according to him, the one substance, God, is not extended at all, and is not merely thinking, but is a thinking, willing and acting spirit.
Wundt, however, having supposed that all thinking consists of ideas, next supposes that all thinking is willing.
Nor does he see that a man is conscious not of idea, feeling, will, experience, but of something conceiving, feeling, willing and experiencing, which he gradually learns to call himself, and that he is never conscious of doing all this " minding " without his body.
We start, according to him, from a psychological triplicity in consciousness, consisting of sensation, personal will and impersonal reason, which by a priori laws of causality and substance carries us to the ontological triplicity of oneself as ego willing, the non-ego as cause of sensation, and God as the absolute cause beneath these relative causes.
The French crown was willing to sacrifice the Jansenists, who disturbed that dead level of uniformity so grateful to autocrats; but Gallicanism touched its very prerogatives, and was a point of honour which could never be abandoned outright.
The Tibetan regent, with his enlightened and kindly spirit, is painted by Huc in most attractive colours, and Markham expressed the opinion that the native authorities were then willing to receive strangers, while the jealousy that excluded them was Chinese only.
The British government, having need of American foodstuffs for its army in Spain, was willing to benefit by the discontent of the New Englanders.
It soon appeared, however, that neither the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel nor the Church Missionary Society was willing to be absorbed; and it was urged by some that in a great comprehensive national Church, comprising persons of widely different views, more zeal was likely to be thrown into voluntary than into official enterprises.
The town councils, though most of them willing to receive William in his capacity as stadholder, declined to give a hearing to the commission.
William, now supreme in the States, while on land struggling with chequered success against the superior forces of the French, strove by his diplomacy, and not in vain, to gain allies for the republic. The growing power of France caused alarm to her neighbours, and Sweden, Denmark, Spain and the emperor lent a willing ear to the persuasions of the stadholder and were ready to aid his efforts to curb the ambition of Louis.
But while it may be admitted that Gregory was inclined to be unduly subservient to the great, so that at times he was willing to shut his eyes to the vices and even the crimes of persons of rank; yet it cannot fairly be denied that his character as a whole was singularly noble and unselfish.
- The few men who have, and are willing to exercise, the great strength and endurance which the puddler needs when he is stirring the pasty iron and balling it up, command such high wages, and with their little Soo-lb charges turn out their iron so slowly, that many ways of puddling by machinery have been tried.
Demea, who is willing to give up his abstract proof, brings forward the ordinary theological topic, man's consciousness of his own imperfection, misery and dependent condition.
This he could not do, and after his refusal he was not allowed, even before the passing of the Act of Uniformity, to be a curate in Kidderminster, though he was willing to serve that office gratuitously.
But Louis Philippe, duke of Orleans, willing to gain the people's good wishes by complimenting their favourite, wrote to him as follows: "The thunder has descended on your house; I offer you an apartment in mine."
The last change in the system was the appropriation of the Levitical tithe by the priests, which apparently was effected by John Hyrcanus, though a tradition, glaringly inconsistent with Nehemiah, ascribes it to Ezra, alleging that he deprived the Levites because so few of them were willing to return to Palestine (Mishnah, "Ma'aser Sh."
The nobles of Franconia acted upon the advice of their king, and the Saxons were very willing that their duke should rise to stIll higher honors.
They were willing enough to admit the abstract claims of the Empire; but in the world of feudalism there was a multitude of established customs and rights which rudely conflicted with these claims, and in action, remote and abstract considerations gave way before concrete and present realities.
would never have assented, but which Napoleon was willing to concede in return for a Prussian alliance.
Bismarck would not assent to these conditions, and, even if he had been willing to do so, could hardly have overcome the prejudices of the emperor.
On the 24th of February 1880 the pope, in a letter to the ex-archbishop of Cologne, said he was willing to allow clerical appointments to be notified if the government withdrew the obnoxious laws.
The Conservatives were prepared to vote for it; the Radicals and Centre opposed it; the decision rested with the National Liberals, and they were willing to accept it on condition that the clause was omitted which allowed the state governments to exclude individuals from districts in which the state of siege had been proclaimed.
It was to have been expected that, as in 1878, the government would appeal to the country to return a Conservative majority willing to vote for a strong law against the Socialists.
On the other hand, there was a large section, the leader of whom was Herr von Voilmar, who maintained that the social revolution would not come suddenly, as Bebel and the older leaders had taught, but that it would beagradual evolution; they were willing to co-operate with the government in remedial measures by which, within the existing social order, the prosperity and freedom of the working classes might be advanced; their position was very strong, as Vollmar had succeeded in extending Socialism even in the Catholic parts of Bavaria.
The general feeling of distrust which this prolonged controversy aroused was, however, shown by the almost contemptuous rejection in 1899 of a Bill to protect artisans who were willing to work against intimidation or violence (the Zuchthaus-Vorlage), a vote which was the more significant as it was not so much occasioned by the actual provisions of the bill, but was an expression of the distrust felt for the motives by which the government was moved and the reluctance to place any further powers in their hands.
granted a privilege, by which the office of abbess was to continue in the ducal family of Saxony as long as any member was found competent and willing to accept the same.
This refusal led to a breach with Peter, and other Egyptian bishops who were willing to grant absolution to those who were willing to do penance for their infidelity.
The 16th of June had been fatal to the idea of an independent Bohemia, fatal also to Pan-Slav dreams. To the Czechs the most immediate peril now seemed that from the German parliament, and in the interests of their nationality they were willing to join the Austrian government in the struggle against German liberalism.
Two centuries of unchallenged Christianity had broken almost completely the traditions of paganism, even if the Moslems had been willing to consider them, either in their fanciful accounts of the origins of cities, &c., or elsewhere.
This, however, seems greatly in excess of probability, and several Egyptogists familiar with excavation are willing to accept Meyers figures on archaeological grounds.
Probably they were all sea-rovers from the shores and islands of the Mediterranean, who were willing to leave their ships and join the Libyans in raids on the rich lands of Egypt.
Air Bey intended at first to defend himself so long as possible in the citadel at Cairo; but receiving information to the effect that his friend ~hir of Acre was still willing to give him refuge, he left Cairo for Syria (8th of April 1772), one day before the entrance of Abul-Dhahab.
The Left was willing to vote 30,000,000 crowns for extraordinary military expenses, exclusive of the fortifications of Copenhagen, on condition that the amount should be raised by a property and income tax; and, as the elections of 1875 had given them a majority of three-fourths in the popular chamber, they spoke with no uncertain voice.
It is not however asserted that his mere willing to believe is a proof of the truth of what he wishes to believe, any more than a will to disbelieve justifies disbelief.
He had to conduct the delicate negotiations which accompanied her return to Scotland, and though he was a supporter of the reformers on political grounds, he became her personal friend and was always willing to do her service.
She had been willing to renounce any aspirations of her own and to sink herself in his glory, but she naturally expected him to recognize her devotion and to value her society beyond all others.
At first he was willing to subordinate them to an attempt to win over Scotland to his anti-papal policy, and he made various efforts to bring about an interview with his nephew.
This policy was not due to any belief on Henry's part in parliamentary government, but to opportunism, to the circumstance that parliament was willing to do most of the things which Henry desired, while competing authorities, the church and the old nobility, were not.
James (1536) was willing enough to meet Henry in England, but his council, especially the clerical members, were opposed to the tryst.
In September of that year, the Russian government suggested that the tsar was willing to act as mediator between the two belligerents.
The state also makes annual grants directly to owners who are willing to place their plantations under state supervision, for the sale of plants at half price to the poorer peasantry, for making protective or sheltering plantations, and for free transport of marl or loam.
Cast iron, brought to perfection by the Coalbrookdale Company about 1860, but now little esteemed, owing to the poverty of design which so often counterfeits smiths' work, presents great opportunities to founders possessing taste or willing to submit to artistic control.
He was a vigorous Protestant, though willing to grant Roman Catholics "every degree of toleration short of political power and establishment."
Being unable to find a lawyer willing to undertake his case, he pleaded it himself, and won his acquittal by a speech of over six hours, which secured for Nova Scotia the freedom of the press and for himself the reputation of an orator.
His great ambition was to recover Peshawar from the Sikhs; and when Captain Alexander Burnes arrived on a mission from Lord Auckland, with the ostensible object of opening trade, the Dost was willing to promise everything, if only he could get Peshawar.
For weeks the Calabresi and lazzaroni continued to pillage and massacre, and Ruffo was unable, even if willing, to restrain them.
This purchase was protested against by Egypt, Turkey and Great Britain; the last named power being willing to recognize an Italian commercial settlement, but nothing more.
Facing the South Common were the homes of Rev. Nathaniel Ward (1578-1652), principal author of the Massachusetts "Body of Liberties" (1641); the first code of laws in New England, and author of The Simple Cobler of Aggawam in America, Willing to help mend his Native Country, lamentably tattered, both in the upper-Leather and the Sole (1647), published under the pseudonym, "Theodore de la Guard," one of the most curious and interesting books of the colonial period; of Richard Saltonstall (1610-1694), who wrote against the life tenure of magistrates, and although himself an Assistant espoused the more liberal principles of the Deputies; and of Ezekiel Cheever (1614-1708), a famous schoolmaster, who had charge of the grammar school in 1650-1660.
Yet more; steady willing labour continuously performed will earn a remission of a fourth of the sentence.
The Bedouins were willing enough to pray, indeed, but less willing to pay taxes; their defection, as might have been expected, was a political movement.
When the latter asked him to renounce his right of succession, he was willing to consent, saying that a quiet life with his beloved wife, the princess Zobaida, was his highest wish, but he obeyed his mother and Yahya b.
bathing and drenching willing or unwilling victims, dipping holy images in water, and otherwise disturbing springs and fountains (Frazer, Golden Bough, i.
Finally, Brunnow was empowered to arrange a coalition of the great powers with a view to the settlement of the Egyptian question; and in this coalition the tsar was willing, for political reasons, that France should be included, though he stated his personal preference for her exclusion.
Inoculation with Haffkine's prophylactic fluid should be offered to all persons willing to avail themselves of it.
The Indians had again attacked the border farmers, and the governor had refused assistance, being willing, it was generally believed, that the border population should suffer while he and his adherents enjoyed a lucrative fur trade with the Indians.
On such matters as the compensation in cases of homicide, it is evident that there were no rules, but merely a feeling, created by use and wont, that the relatives of the slain man should be willing to accept payment.
(February 1878) his successor, Leo XIII., at once showed himself willing to come to terms. Negotiations were long and difficult; for Bismarck would not abolish the May laws outright, and Leo had much ado to hold in check the zelanti of the Vatican.
Like Machiavelli, but on a lower level, Guicciardini was willing to "roll stones," or to do any dirty work for masters whom, in the depth of his soul, he detested and despised.
Over and above those faults, which made him odious to his fellow-citizens, we trace in him a meanness that our century is less willing to condone.
They are mainly noticeable as proving that certain coteries in Spain were willing to accept the Italian Renaissance.
It is even possible that he might have had a crown, had he been willing to accept it.
There is no reason to believe, however, that these attacks represented the feeling of any save a small minority of the politicians; the people never wavered in their devotion to the president, and his election would have been unanimous in 1796, as in 1792 and 1789, had he been willing to serve.
" Vexation," as Adam Smith remarks, " though not strictly speaking expense, is certainly equivalent to the expense at which every man would be willing to redeem himself from it "; and the Roman system was extraordinarily vexatious.
The Covenants were not mentioned; at his coronation William had refused to be a persecutor, and he desired that the church should embrace all who were willing to be in it.
It is somewhat hard to understand why so little favour was shown by the king to one who had proved himself able and willing to do good service, and who, in spite of his disappointments, still continued zealously to offer advice and assistance.
It is probable that Villiers at this time had really a sense of the duties attaching tohisposition4 and was willing to be guided by a man of approved wisdom.
He replied that he was willing and had the pope's leave to meet any deputies anywhere.
The belief that the Powers controlling man's life are willing upon occasion to disclose something of their purpose, has led to widespread rites of divination, which Plato described as the " art of fellowship between gods and men," and the Stoics defended on grounds of a priori religious expectation as well as of universal experience.
The Virginia colonial government, in earlier days cruelly intolerant, gave a limited toleration to Baptists of this type; but the "Separate" Baptists were too enthusiastic and too much alive to the evils of state control in religious matters to be willing to take out licences for their meetings, and soon came into sharp conflict with the authorities.
The appointment greatly pleased the Persian court, and the shah lent a willing ear to his advocacy for the development of trade and commerce, construction of roads, abolition of various restrictions hampering Persian merchants, &c. The shah soon afterwards (May 26, i888) issued a proclamation assuring freedom of life and property to all his subjects, and (Oct.
Agesilaus' success was largely due to Lysander, who hoped to find in him a willing tool for the furtherance of his political designs; in this hope, however, Lysander was disappointed, and the increasing power of Agesilaus soon led to his downfall.
He was even willing to see the Transvaal obtain a seaport (at Kosi Bay, in Amatongaland) if in return it would join the customs union.
He is willing with Hume to take the course of experience as the basis of his reasoning, seeing that it is common ground for himself and his antagonists.
It has seemed to many to be an unsatisfactory mode of arguing and but a poor defence of religion; and so much the author is willing to allow.
Butler seems willing to rest satisfied with his opponents' admission that the being of God is proved by reason, but it would be hard to discover how, upon his own conception of the nature and limits of reason, such a proof could ever be given.
That he did not do so is, perhaps, due to his strong desire to use only such premises as his adversaries the deists were willing to allow.
Ultimately, this view of nature, as the sphere of the realization of final causes, rests on a theological basis; but Butler does not introduce prominently into his ethics the specifically theological groundwork, and may be thought willing to ground his principle on experience.
It is characteristic of their native policy that they had not only refrained from aiding Vijayanagar in 1565, but had even been willing to despoil their Hindu allies.
For all reasons an attempt to preserve Stonehenge was desirable; and the owner, Sir Edmund Antrobus I was willing, on certain conditions, as to limitations of access, to co-operate with the Society of Antiquaries, Wiltshire Archaeological Society and Society for the Preservation of Ancient Monuments in taking such steps as might be necessary to prevent more stones from falling, and even (if possible) to set up some which had fallen.
An imperial message addressed to the diet of Prague (September 14, 1871) stated that the sovereign " in consideration of the former constitutional position of Bohemia and remembering the power and glory which its crown had given to his ancestors, and the constant fidelity of its population, gladly recognized the rights of the kingdom of Bohemia, and was willing to confirm this assurance by taking the coronation oath."
appeared willing to meet the king half-way.
Any dispute as to whether the company are able and willing has to be settled by arbitration.
He had himself composed a treatise against all the heresies that there had been, which he was willing to present to the imperial family (Apol.
He was willing to continue the service only if the use of the elements should be dropped and the rite made simply an act of spiritual remembrance.
Several of the princes were willing to entertain and support him; but for all that he could say, they would not change their ways.
In any case, however, it is significant that the Abyssinians have repeatedly been willing to co-operate with the British away from their own country.
Although he denies liberty to the will in this sense - indeed, strictly speaking, neither liberty nor necessity, he says, is properly applied to the will, " for the will itself is not an agent that has a will " - he nevertheless insists that the subject willing is a free moral agent, and argues that without the determinate connexion between volition and motive which he asserts and the libertarians deny, moral agency would be impossible.
The ultimate explanation of things cannot be given by any theory which excludes from its survey the intelligence in which nature, as it were, gathers herself up. But knowledge, or the mind as knowing, willing, &c., may be looked at in two different ways.
On his succession to the of the countship the Hollanders were willing to receive him, House of but the Zeelanders were hostile; and a long struggle Avesnes.
But in 1601 he quarrelled with the lord deputy, who, though willing to establish Niall Garve in the lordship of Tyrconnel, would not permit him to enforce his supremacy over Cahir O'Dogherty in Inishowen.
In many places they have the monopoly of the wine and spirit shops, and retail trade generally; and as they are always willing to advance money on usury, and are more intelligent and better educated than the ordinary peasant, there is little doubt that in a country where the large landowners are proverbially extravagant, and the peasant proprietors needy, the soil would soon fall into the hands of the Jews were it not for the stringent laws which prevent them from owning land outside the towns.
But the darkest period was succeeded by the dawn of a reformation; travelling logicians were willing to maintain these against all the world; whilst here and there ascetics strove to raise themselves above the gods, and hermits earnestly sought for some satisfactory solution of the mysteries of life.
14 1913, in answer to a memorial from the bulk of the Unionist M.P.'sa memorial which wished for a reassurance as to food duties, but strongly deprecated a change of leadership - Mr. Law announced that he and Lord Lansdowne were willing to agree that food duties should not be imposed without the approval of the electorate at a subsequent general election; and to remain leaders in deference to their followers' appeal, in spite of the party's disregard of their advice.
The United States was willing at the time to extend the north-western boundary along the forty-ninth parallel from the Lake of the Woods to the Pacific, but to this the British government would not consent; and on the 20th of October 1818 both nations agreed to a convention providing for the "joint occupation" for ten years of the country "on the north-west coast of America, westward of the Stony [Rocky] Mountains."
I tell thee, by willing, by believing " (ch.
He found his brother, however, willing to pardon and was allowed to return as king to Cyrene.
With William the Norman all was different~ he was a man well on in middle age, too old to adapt himself easily to new surroundings, even if he had been willing to do so.
lhe Bretons were equally willing to rise in the name of Geoffrey and Constance against the guardian who was keeping their prince too long waiting for his inheritance.
The nation, however much it might murmur, would never have been willing to rebel against a sovereign whose only fault was that he occasionally pressed his prerogative too far, Edwards rule was seldom or never oppressive, the seizure of the merchants wool in 1297 was the only one of his acts which caused really fierce and widespread indignation.
For the devices employed against the Scottish schiltrons of pikemen at Dupplin and Halidon, were the same as those which won all the great battles of the Hundred Years Warthe combination of archery, not with cavalry (the old system of Hastings and Falkirk), but with dismounted menat-arms. The nation, meanwhile prosperous, not vexed by overmuch taxation, and proud of its young king, was ready and willing to follow him into any adventure that he might indicate.
They were willing to take all the risks and relieve her of all responsibility; they filled her coffers with Spanish gold which they plundered as pirates, knowing that they might be hanged if caught; and they fought Elizabeths enemies in France and in the Netherlands as irregulars, taking their chance of being shot if taken prisoners.
Charles was willing to surrender his claims to billet soldiers by force, to order the execution of martial law in time of peace, and to exact forced loans, benevolences, or any kind of taxation, without consent of parliament; but he protested against the demand that he should surrender the right to imprison without showing cause.
But he was extravagant and self-indulgent, and he wanted more money than they were willing to supply.
In 1761 Pitt resigned ~ office, because neither the king nor the cabinet were willing to declare war against Spain in the midst of the war with France.
Mr Peel, who had been elected to the chair in 1884, decided that neither the speaker nor any other member had the right to intervene to prevent a member from taking the oath if he was willing to take it.
The revival of high doctrines of prerogative in the crown was accompanied by a revival of high doctrines of privilege in the House of Commons, and the ministry was so smitten with weakness and confusion as to be unable to resist the current of arbitrary policy, and not many of them were even willing to resist it.
Pitt's parliaments were competent to discuss, and willing to pass, all measures for which the average political intelligence of the country was ripe.
But the insistence of idealist writers upon the relation of the world of nature to conscious intelligence, and especially to a universal consciousness realizing itself throughout the history of individuals, rendered it alike impossible to deny altogether some influence of environment upon character, and to regard the history of individual willing selves as consisting in isolated and unconnected acts of.
Moreover, the belief that the justice of punishment depends upon the responsibility of the criminal for his past offences and the admission of the moral consciousness that his previous wrong-doing was freely chosen carries with it, so it is argued, consequences which the libertarian moralist might be willing to accept with reluctance.
Similarly no one since civilization emerged from barbarism has ever really been willing to yield allegiance to a deity who is not moral in the fullest and highest sense of the word.
The unreflective moral consciousness never finds it difficult to distinguish between a man's power of willing and all the forces of circumstance, heredity and the like, which combine to form the temptations to which he may yield or bid defiance; and such facts as " remorse " and " penitence " are a continual testimony to man's sense of freedom.
It is to be observed that Augustine prefers to use " freedom " not for the power of willing either good or evil, but the power of willing good.
The highest freedom, in his view, excludes the possibility of willing evil.
Indeed, the acquired tendency to virtuous conduct may become so strong that the habit of willing it may continue, " even when the reward which 3 I should be observed that Austin, after Bentham, more frequently uses the term " moral " to connote what he more distinctly calls " positive morality," the code of rules supported by common opinion in any society.
In 1777 he informed the American commissioners that France acknowledged the Republic and was willing to form an offensive and defensive alliance with the new state.