Definition of 'at will'
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What is the point of the watchdog if those in power can ignore it at will? Times, Sunday Times (2008)How much attention can we summon at will? The Times Literary Supplement (2013)He possesses great pace and can score tries at will. The Sun (2009)Cars can overtake at will with drivers helpless to fight back. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Aussie batsman can clear rope at will. The Sun (2009)They do not bother with warrants before searching premises, and can open fire at will. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The problem today is not belief that the world can be changed at will but disbelief that it can be changed at all. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Lively'He has power and strength and can change gear at will. The Sun (2008)It's not something you can set aside at will. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Here, you can roam at will. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The new game is set in an urban sprawl that you can explore at will, picking races and chases as you go. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Go into a military group, and you can pick out the senior officers because they talk and interrupt anyone else at will. Christianity Today (2000)These doors have a steel frame, slotted to receive panels of moulded glass, which can be changed at will. Times, Sunday Times (2010)With dozens of dive sites accessible from the shore, certified divers can dive at will - though organised boat dives are available. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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