involuntarily

[ in-vol-uhn-ter-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF involuntarily
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INVOLUNTARILY

Involuntarily I gave way, and in she crept like a big baby, Biddy coming after.

Then there was a little crack, and Mary involuntarily looked at the lamp chimney.

But as she sat "hooking-in," the window was darkened, and involuntarily she lifted her eyes.

She turned the horse about, and involuntarily struck him with her little switch.

Involuntarily he shrank back a pace, to the first step from the top.

Involuntarily his eyes fell upon the sentence in the middle of which he had broken off.

Involuntarily he stretched out his arms towards her with a gesture of appeal.

I asked the staff-captain, seizing him by the arm, and involuntarily rejoicing.

On the way I involuntarily let the conversation turn on Bela and Pechorin.

Wrayson involuntarily followed the direction of their rapt gaze.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Late Latin involuntarius "involuntary," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + Latin voluntarius (see voluntary). Related: Involuntarily.

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