fain \FEYN\, adverb:
1. Gladly; willingly.
1. Content; willing.2. Archaic: Constrained; obliged.3. Archaic: Desirous; eager.
Fain has ancient roots in the Old English fæg, "happy."
- Becoming upset about something before knowing all (or any) of the details.
When my parents found out I had been in an accident, my father's premature exasperation kicked in. He freaked out before hearing that some drunkard had rear-ended me at a red light.
- 1883 - Thomas Edison's first village electric lighting system using overhead wires began operation in Roselle, NJ.
- 1957 - Johnny Cash made his first network TV appearance, on CBS' "Jackie Gleason Show."
- 1983 - Apple Lisa: the first Apple with a GUI and a mouse was announced; speedy (5 MHz) and robust (512 KiB RAM), it cost nearly $10,000)
- 1988 - Metallica began recording their fourth full-length release, "And Justice For All."
- Guy Madison 1922
- Fritz Weaver 1926
- Robert MacNeil 1931
- Laurie London 1944
- Shelley Fabares 1944
- Dolly Parton 1946 - Singer
- Ann Compton 1947
- Harvard Hinsley 1948
- Robert Palmer 1949
- Dewey Bunnell (America) 1952
- Desi Arnaz Jr. 1953
- Katy Sagal 1956
- A.J. McLean (Backstreet Boys) 1978
- Jodie Sweetin 1982