toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

volition
used in Light in August

7 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
will (done consciously and voluntarily without being forced or threatened)
  • He did it without plan or design, almost without volition, as if his feet ordered his action and not his head.
    Chapter 8 (26% in)
  • It moved them: the temporary and abject helplessness of that which tantalised and frustrated desire; the smooth and superior shape in which volition dwelled doomed to be at stated and inescapable intervals victims of periodical filth.
    Chapter 8 (52% in)
  • Perhaps he was conscious of somewhere within him the two severed wireends of volition and sentience lying, not touching now, waiting to touch, to knit anew so that he could move.
    Chapter 10 (3% in)
  • It was as if out of her knowledge that it was just a flow that must presently react was born a wilder fury, a fierce denial that could flag itself and him into physical experimentation that transcended imagining, carried them as though by momentum alone, bearing them without volition or plan.
    Chapter 12 (22% in)
  • And as he sat in the shadows of the ruined garden on that August night three months later and heard the clock in the courthouse two miles away strike ten and then eleven, he believed with calm paradox that he was the volitionless servant of the fatality in which he believed that he did not believe.
    Chapter 12 (79% in)
  • It is as though out of his subconscious he produces without volition the few crystallizations of stated instances by which his dead life in the actual world had been governed and ordered once.
    Chapter 16 (13% in)
  • His men anyway assumed and accepted this; after the sleepless night, the tenseness, the holiday, the suttee of volition's surrender, they were almost at the pitch where they might die for him, if occasion rose.
    Chapter 19 (62% in)

There are no more uses of "volition" in Light in August.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®