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Definition will (done consciously and voluntarily without being forced or threatened)
  • She left the company of her own volition.
volition = will (done consciously and voluntarily without being forced or threatened)
  • Without volition I leaned toward her, as a tree is swayed by the wind.
    London, Jack  --  The Sea Wolf
  • this was the first time I'd actually asked her to join me of my own volition.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • volition = choice (done voluntarily)
  • This time a yell tears from my body of its own volition, joining with the others in agreement.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • volition = will
  • Tell me now of thy own volition.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • volition = will (done consciously and voluntarily without being forced or threatened)
  • For an instant it resists, as though volitional,
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • volitional = on purpose (of its own will)
  • My eyes shut of their own volition.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • volition = will (without telling them to do it)
  • Each of them counts many small items of chance or volition - a step taken in time, a decision to go indoors, catching one street-car instead of the next that spared him.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • volition = choice (a decision made with free will)
  • "Wish me luck," she said, and then her feet were carrying her toward the dais steps, almost without her volition, and then she was standing on the dais and turning to face the crowd.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • volition = will (conscious choice)
  • They saw the pains I took keeping my back straight during early mass, my hands steepled and held up of my own volition, not perched on the back of a pew as if petition were conversation.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • volition = will (done consciously and voluntarily without being forced or threatened)
  • He was far too busy letting the joke rush through his fingers, letting hilarity spring forth of it's own volition along his throat, eyes squeezed shut; there it flew, whipping shrapnel in all directions.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • volition = will
  • "Everybody has to touch it," was what Oscar Johnson had said. "He'll listen to you. Go talk to him." So, sure, he'd gone down to the crater to talk sense to the kid. ... So he'd pressed the grenade against Cacciato's limp hand. Was it touching? Was it volition? Maybe so, maybe not.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • volition = of his own free will (done consciously and voluntarily)
  • After that, they left the forest behind entirely, and the Talita glided on the river, across the plains, seemingly of its own volition.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • He had done what he had done without volition of his own, but Simon doubted Jace would be able to forgive himself, regardless.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Without volition I leaned toward her, as a tree is swayed by the wind.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Nothing, of her own volition.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • These words came without his volition.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Also under hypnosis, people can say and do things 'not of their own volition.'
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • The Count, even if he takes the form of a bat, cannot cross the running water of his own volition, and so cannot leave the ship.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • It lacked volition after all, and did not descend with a kind and quick stroke that would take him where the heart could not be broken.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War

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