Idiom:  against one's will

Definition

idiom:  against one’s will 

  • without someone’s agreement
  • forcibly, without someone's consent


Example sentences

  • My father wants me to marry someone he chooses but I will never get married against my will.
  • Her ex-boyfriend held her at gunpoint for eight hours against her will until he fell asleep and she was able to escape.
  • Pressure from your friends to drink alcohol is not an excuse. They certainly are not forcing you to drink against your will.
  • We can't force our employees against their will to work overtime but we can offer them extra pay to get them to volunteer for the extra hours.
  • I had to take the car keys from my boyfriend against his will because he had far too much to drink at the bar last night.
  • My parents sent me to summer school against my will and I'm so happy they did because I met my boyfriend there on the first day.
  • I want to speak to a lawyer, you can't force me to answer questions against my will.
  • In some developing countries it's still legal for men to have sexual relations with their wives against their will.
  • I'm a strict vegan now and the only way I'll eat meat again is if it's against my will.
  • The only way I'm going to wear that outfit to school is if it's against my will.
  • Since your daughter is an adult, we cannot share her medical records or information with you against her will.


Synonyms

  • with a gun to one's head
  • by force


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