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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Volition in its weakest form; A mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain.

Usage examples (27)
  • Have you come across the word velleity?
  • Well, perhaps too many good fairies -- good only to the pitch of velleity -- buzzed and brushed, like muses, or pseudo-muses, about his brows.
  • But like the former, the latter preference is no mere velleity; it is a firm orientation of the will that requires, among other things, repentance.
  • In both which places the eminency of this love is set forth exceeding emphatically to believers, with such expressions as can no way be accommodated to a natural... for more
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