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adverb: 1. Willingly; gladly. 2. Rather.
[From Middle English, from Old English faegen (glad).]
"... for Europe was where they fain all would be."
"So the delay continued, and Martimor was both busy and happy at the Mill,
for he liked and loved this damsel well, and was fain of her company."
This week's theme: Anglo-Saxon words
Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price. -Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784)