Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Reluctantly willing; content.

Part of speech: adjective

Glad; rejoiced.

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Usage examples "fain":

  1. I would fain see it. - "A Boy's Ride", Gulielma Zollinger.
  2. Take care of her rather than of me; for I would fain give her all, even my portion in heaven; and especially let us soon be happy. - "Balzac", Frederick Lawton.
  3. Why, I cannot tell, Philip, but I would fain prevent it. - "The Phantom Ship", Captain Frederick Marryat.