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Nolens volens

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Nolens volens nōlens vol′ens, unwilling (or) willing: willy-nilly
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. nolle, to be unwilling, velle, to be willing, tangĕre, to touch, prosequi, to prosecute.

Usage

In literature:

Pray do not do so, and if I thought my writing entailed an answer from you nolens volens, it would destroy all my pleasure in writing.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)" by Charles Darwin
Well, thank heavens, when you do come back you will be nolens volens a fixture.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
Nolens-volens, squatted Don Mestal before the fire and baked bread for the wily Indians as a ransom for his cattle.
"Tales of Aztlan" by George Hartmann
Nolens volens we followed him.
"From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan" by Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
NOLENS VOLENS (L.), whether he will or not.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
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In science:

Indeed, one does not have to look too hard to find examples in the recent literature where humans have succeeded in finding useful observables where multivariate methods have failed.4 So, nolens volens, there is still work for us to do.
Tools for extracting new physics in events with missing transverse momentum
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