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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwilly-nillywilly-nil‧ly /ˌwɪli ˈnɪli/ adverb  1 CERTAINLY/DEFINITELYif something happens willy-nilly, it happens whether you want it to or not He found himself drawn, willy-nilly, into the argument.2 without planning, organization, or control Companies were accused of raising prices willy-nilly.
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willy-nillyIt seemed as though rival nests of ants had been poured together willy-nilly.You breed, willy-nilly, and lo and behold! you find life isn't ever going to be the same again.The heart and lungs carried on willy-nilly, keeping me going, keeping me awake.Josie and Shaun have become, willy-nilly, media celebrities.She had always thought that, and she had been involved with him, willy-nilly, over the house.Today's church is being forced willy-nilly to deal with today's social problems.They exist willy-nilly, whatever the time, whatever the party.
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