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  • Sir Walter spurned the idea of its being offered in any manner; forbad the slightest hint being dropped of his having such an intention; and it was only on the supposition of his being spontaneously solicited by some most unexceptionable applicant, on his own terms, and as a great favour, that he would let it at all.
  • It seems, on the contrary, to have been a perfectly spontaneous, untaught feeling on his side, and this surprises me.
  • On one other question which perhaps her utmost wisdom might not have prevented, she was soon spared all suspense; for, after the Miss Musgroves had returned and finished their visit at the Cottage she had this spontaneous information from Mary:— "Captain Wentworth is not very gallant by you, Anne, though he was so attentive to me.

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  • The group broke into spontaneous laughter.
  • He bubbled with enthusiasms, and his faintest smile or lightest laugh seemed spontaneous and genuine.
    London, Jack  --  Adventure

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