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Definition behaving in an instinctive, uninhibited manner


happening naturally (without planning or external force)
  • The group broke into spontaneous laughter.
spontaneous = happening or arising without plan
  • He bubbled with enthusiasms, and his faintest smile or lightest laugh seemed spontaneous and genuine.
    London, Jack  --  Adventure
  • spontaneous = instinctive, uninhibited, and unplanned
  • And Nicholas heard her spontaneous, happy, ringing laughter.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences - "which is the mostest? which is the leastest?" They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: the heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart.
    R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Everything about him was warm and spontaneous.
    Cather, Willa  --  My Antonia
  • This, beyond most works of Greek literature, is remarkable for its fresh and spontaneous love of wild natural scenes.
    Homer  --  Collection Of Hesiod, Homer and Homerica
  • When she finally reached my side, there were gasps of joy and everyone spontaneously began to clap.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • spontaneously = happening without plan
  • Then, spontaneously, the Aphrodite campers cheered so loudly, they must've been heard all across camp.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • spontaneously = suddenly without planning
  • a deed of spontaneous beauty
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • spontaneous = happening or arising without plan
  • He kisses her spontaneously.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • spontaneously = instinctively and uninhibitedly (without plan)
  • Spontaneity and whim are the order of the day.
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • spontaneity = happening or arising without plan
  • It's this course where each boy in class has to get up in class and make a speech. You know. spontaneous and all.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • spontaneous = without planning
  • "If you'd sat there any longer," Annabeth said, "you would've spontaneously combusted."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • spontaneously = happening without apparent external cause
  • She was quiet, her expression softening into the spontaneous compassion I'd once been so drawn to.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • spontaneous = instinctive (coming naturally from within)
  • A spontaneous demonstration.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • spontaneous = happening or arising without plan
  • spontaneous worship of Vaughan
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • spontaneous = happening or arising without plan
  • No, the bomber battle in 8 and my intervention in 2 were spontaneous, rash, and definitely unauthorized.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • spontaneous = unplanned
  • for a while that there was a deep and spontaneous mutual attraction
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • spontaneous = arising without plan
  • Spontaneously several voices cried out.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • spontaneously = happening without plan or forethought
  • Normal cells didn't spontaneously become cancerous, he said; they were simply taken over by HeLa.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
spontaneously = without external cause

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