EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VOLUNTEERED
"De gent could buy a badge and get in," volunteered Old Bill.
Lieutenant Rawlins volunteered to try and reach it with the order.
Captain Cole volunteered to accompany them with a dozen sowars.
Mali-ya-bwana and, unexpectedly, a big Kavirondo of Kingozi's safari, volunteered.
I volunteered to go one cruise in the Warren, under Mr. Byrne.
But no one volunteered to assist him, and the "plot" of revolution went on.
Portland bid us both be of good heart, and volunteered to take the rod from my hands.
"Guess I'll be turnin' in," he volunteered affably, yawning and stretching.
In the heroic years of his youth he had volunteered for the submarine service.
He volunteered his services with the pen on behalf of his fellow-swains.
c.1600, "one who offers himself for military service," from Middle French voluntaire, noun use of adj. meaning "voluntary," from Latin voluntarius "voluntary, of one's free will" (see voluntary). Non-military sense is first recorded 1630s. The verb is first recorded 1755, from the noun. Tennessee has been the Volunteer State since the Mexican War, when a call for 2,800 volunteers brought out 30,000 men.