Sentence Examples


  • He would fain have desired liberty, but all hope of it was gone.
  • I too would fain be a track-repairer somewhere in the orbit of the earth.
  • In one mood he was fain to ape the antique patriot; in another he affected the monastic saint.
  • (a) The first of these characters is described by anticipation in Plato's Sophist (246 C seq.), where, arguing with those " who drag everything down to the corporeal " (vcnµa), the Eleatic stranger would fain prove to them the existence of something incorporeal, as follows.
  • The great Mogul emperor's impoverished and enfeebled successor was fain to recognize the Mahratta state by a formal instrument.