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feɪnfain

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Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. disposed(p), fain, inclined(p), preparedadverb

    having made preparations

    "prepared to take risks"

    Antonyms:
    unwilling

  2. gladly, lief, fainadverb

    in a willing manner

    "this was gladly agreed to"; "I would fain do it"

    Synonyms:
    gladly, lief

    Antonyms:
    unwilling

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fainadjective

    Synonyms:
    glad, pleased, rejoiced, well-pleased

  2. fainadjective

    Synonyms:
    gladly, joyful, with pleasure, with joy

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  1. Marcel Proust:

    The bonds that unite another person to ourselves exist only in our mind. Memory as it grows fainter relaxes them, and notwithstanding the illusion by which we would fain be cheated and with which, out of love, friendship, politeness, deference, duty, we cheat other people, we exist alone. Man is the creature that cannot emerge from himself, that knows his fellows only in himself when he asserts the contrary, he is lying.

  2. Hindu Poetess:

    The dull-hued turkey apes the gait Of lordly peacock, richly plumed; And thus the poetaster shows When he would fain his verse recite.

  3. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    And be on they guard against the good and the just They would fain curcify those who devise their own virtue -- they hate the lonesome ones.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.

  5. Joseph Addison:

    'We are always doing', says he, 'something for Posterity, but I would fain see Posterity do something for us.


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