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Jane Austen Used Wont. Why Don't We?
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Jane Austen Used Wont. Why Don't We?

It probably had something to do with the rise of won't.
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She was willing to allow he might have more good qualities than she had been wont to suppose. (Mansfield Park)

Wish, wont and win are all children of the same word. John explains.

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