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used in David Copperfield

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happening or arising without plan (naturally)


behaving in an instinctive, uninhibited manner (unplanned)


happening without apparent external cause
  • 'Oh, how pleasant to be called Uriah, spontaneously!' he cried; and gave himself a jerk, like a convulsive fish.
    Chapters 25-27 (36% in)
  • But, in the then condition of my mind, where the play was still running high, his former protection of me appeared so deserving of my gratitude, and my old love for him overflowed my breast so freshly and spontaneously, that I went up to him at once, with a fast-beating heart, and said: 'Steerforth! won't you speak to me?'
    Chapters 19-21 (32% in)

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