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Because water conducts heat so well, perspiration is an involuntary act of self-sabotage when you’re fighting off the winter chill—it will sap you of your precious heat and render your clothes ineffective at the same time.

The documentary then cuts to Spears’s hospitalization and involuntary psychiatric evaluation following a dispute with Federline in early 2008, which led to the then-temporary conservatorship that Spears’s father still holds over her today.

Southwest’s inability to secure a 10% reduction in 2021 spending for each work group means the company is on the brink of its first involuntary job cuts in its 49-year history.

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There is something about it that feels forced, involuntary, creepily so.

Barber can attest to the bureaucracy of involuntary federal collections.

He obliged and as we stood for the picture my CP caused me to involuntarily tickle him.

Out loud, involuntarily, and I never felt self-conscious about it.

It turns out that even the involuntarily committed find it easy to buy weapons under existing background checks.

She also, understandably, had sought to have Adam involuntarily committed.

The race when Tucker Carlson said he involuntarily crossed his legs whenever he caught sight of Hillary Clinton on television.

I cried, and shrank involuntarily, for his eyeballs rolled till only the whites showed in a way that made me shudder.

Involuntarily Isabel glanced at Mrs. Kaye; Flora had hinted to her of the lady's designs.

Harris sighed involuntarily and turned towards his host, who returned his smile faintly and then led the way down the corridor.

Oliver coloured involuntarily to find that the old thief had been reading his thoughts; but boldly said, Yes, he did want to know.

He clasped his hands together, and involuntarily uttered a subdued exclamation of horror.


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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to involuntarily, such as: carefully, cautiously, grudgingly, hesitantly, perforce, and unenthusiastically.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.