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  • n. Plural form of voluntary.


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  • The manner in which conversions were effected by the Spanish priests may seem a little strange to the "voluntaries" of our day.

    Mexico and its Religion With Incidents of Travel in That Country During Parts of the Years 1851-52-53-54, and Historical Notices of Events Connected With Places Visited

  • In the meanwhile measures with which we are familiar to-day were actively in progress: recruits or "voluntaries" were being "gathered up by the drum," many soldiers, mostly Irish, were billeted, sometimes not without friction, all over East Anglia, the coasts were being fortified, the price of corn was rising, and even the problem of international exchange is discussed with precise data by Rous.

    Essays in War-Time Further Studies in the Task of Social Hygiene

  • Since the humble first beginnings of 6 CDs there are now 32 different discs, with some impressive organ voluntaries as well as the hymn stuff, and the tracks are also available as MP3s.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • We are a group of voluntaries and opening a new initiative in a community in the same niche.

    The Fantastical Capybara: An Interview with Melanie Typaldos About Her Caplin Rous

  • In order to create social awareness concerning homeless people and gather more voluntaries, the Hogar Padre Venard, a centre for the homeless, lauched this campaign where welcome mats were placed in the streets with the copy "Welcome to the harsh reality of those who call the street their home."

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • And although I was in a sense an involuntary myself, I was also a voluntary and identified more with voluntaries and staff.

    Notes on Group

  • When the old woman had made an end of her ablution, she came up to where he sat, and prayed a two bow prayer; after which she blessed my brother with a godly benediction, and he while thanking her put his hand to the dinars and gave her two, saying to himself “These are my voluntaries.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • His chief delight at present is playing voluntaries, which certainly would not be called music if performed by one of riper years, being deficient in harmony and measure; but they manifest such a discernment and selection of notes as is truly wonderful, and which, if spontaneous, would surprize at any age.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Many of these voluntaries were sung under the very nose of Lord George Gordon, who, quite unconscious of their burden, passed on with his usual stiff and solemn deportment, very much edified and delighted by the pious conduct of his followers.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • It was Friday night, and she heard the organist practising voluntaries within.

    Two on a Tower


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