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The urge to return is too strong. It cannot be willed away.

I saw these lines while I was watching the TV series. I couldn't find it in the dictionary.

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    It would be useful to have more context and a source for this quote. It most likely means something can/cannot be made to disappear or vanish through mental activity (desire / faith / willpower). Commented Feb 9, 2020 at 22:34
  • "The urge to return is too strong. It cannot be willed away." I saw these lines while I was watching the TV series Commented Feb 9, 2020 at 22:42
  • Right, as I thought then. I'll answer. Commented Feb 9, 2020 at 23:52
  • to will something away. Look in a dictionary.
    – Lambie
    Commented Jul 23, 2021 at 20:13

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It means it (the urge to return) cannot be made to disappear or vanish by the force of desire, thought, willpower, etc. "Willing" something to happen (or not happen) is similar to "wishing" something to happen, or "urging" something to happen.

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