Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an involuntary manner; not spontaneously; without one's will.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In an involuntary manner; not voluntarily; not intentionally or willingly.
- adv. against your will
- involuntary + -ly (Wiktionary)
“As it is, Bobby Garwood was a major embarrassment to two government: the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, for their claiming no living Americans remain involuntarily in their country, and to the U.S. for believing them.”
“House cleaning, voluntarily and/or involuntarily, is required and a fresh start is needed.”
“Long Sin," came the name involuntarily to my lips, for I knew that Wu would delegate just such a job to his faithful slave.”
“So he was harnessed in again, and proudly he pulled as of old, though more than once he cried out involuntarily from the bite of his inward hurt.”
“And at last she found herself uttering the name involuntarily, overcome by something stronger than her dread.”
“She blushed crimson as the word involuntarily broke from her lips, and cried again as loudly as she could, "Help!”
“Astonishment, pleasure, hope, and shame, took alternate rapid possession of her mind; but the last sensation was the first that visibly operated, and she snatched her hand involuntarily from the Major.”
“I knew not what to say; but I sighed involuntarily from the bottom of my heart.”
“And even later, when for the first time in her life she had lain in bed with a man and said his name involuntarily or said it truly meaning him, the name she was screaming and saying was not his at all.”
“He shouted Raederle's name involuntarily, in horror, and the floor lurched under him again, shrugging him toward the lake.”
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