Fain

Definition of Fain

a.1.Well-pleased; glad; apt; wont; fond; inclined.
Men and birds are fain of climbing high.
- Shak.
To a busy man, temptation is fainto climb up together with his business.
- Jer. Taylor.
2.Satisfied; contented; also, constrained.
The learned Castalio was fain to make trechers at Basle to keep himself from starving.
- Locke.
adv.1.With joy; gladly; - with wold.
He would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat.
- Luke xv. 16.
Fain Would I woo her, yet I dare not.
- Shak.
v. t. & i.1.To be glad ; to wish or desire.
Whoso fair thing does fain to see.
- Spencer.

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