Wills


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to Wills: Living Wills

Wills

1. Helen Newington, married name Helen Wills Moody Roark. 1905--98, US tennis player. She was Wimbledon singles champion eight times between 1927 and 1938. She also won the US title seven times and the French title four times
2. William John. 1834--61, English explorer: Robert Burke's deputy in an expedition on which both men died after crossing Australia from north to south for the first time
References in classic literature ?
And now having disposed of my most valuable property I hope all will be satisfied and not blame the dead.
Some of the people are eating, some are laughing and talking--but you will make a great mistake if you think there is one of them who does not hear him.
Paley, a common authority with many on moral questions, in his chapter on the "Duty of Submission to Civil Government," resolves all civil obligation into expediency; and he proceeds to say that "so long as the interest of the whole society requires it, that it, so long as the established government cannot be resisted or changed without public inconveniencey, it is the will of God.
I said to myself, I am in no hurry, I can wait; that bomb will come good yet.
The days went on, and Miranda grew stronger and stronger; her will seemed unassailable, and before long she could be moved into a chair by the window, her dominant thought being to arrive at such a condition of improvement that the doctor need not call more than once a week, instead of daily; thereby diminishing the bill, that was mount- ing to such a terrifying sum that it haunted her thoughts by day and dreams by night.
In that case, sir, Adele ought to go to school: I am sure you will perceive the necessity of it.
Sooner or later, however well the secret may be kept, your wife will discover the truth.
And Evremonde will be despatched in a wink, and she not here
In my girdle I carried a secret medicine; he who eats of it, my father, will see the sun's shadow move no more, and will never look upon the stars again.
Hence I will excite thir minds With more desire to know, and to reject Envious commands, invented with designe To keep them low whom knowledge might exalt Equal with Gods; aspiring to be such, They taste and die: what likelier can ensue?
I can see inside my head what will happen when a shell bursts, and you bullocks can't.
This mountain is composed of adamant, which attracts to itself all the iron and nails in your ship; and as we are helplessly drawn nearer, the force of attraction will become so great that the iron and nails will fall out of the ships and cling to the mountain, and the ships will sink to the bottom with all that are in them.