1 He knew she had accepted without afterthought: he could never be a factor in her calculations, and there was a surprise, a refreshment almost, in the spontaneity of her consent.
2 It was the danger-point of their intercourse that he could not doubt the spontaneity of her liking.
3 I, for instance, was triumphant over everyone; everyone, of course, was in dust and ashes, and was forced spontaneously to recognise my superiority, and I forgave them all.
4 The soldiers, swinging their arms and keeping time spontaneously, marched with long steps.
5 His words and actions flowed from him as evenly, inevitably, and spontaneously as fragrance exhales from a flower.
6 But then, as Herbert changed the bandages, more by the light of the fire than by the outer light, he went back to it spontaneously.
7 The words rose to her lips spontaneously.
8 I felt a mighty power fly along my arm; and it was without surprise that I saw the monster cower back before a similar movement made spontaneously by each one of us.
9 Jean Valjean had continued this practice; he had come to converse well; he possessed the secret riches and the eloquence of a true and humble mind which has spontaneously cultivated itself.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—CHANGE OF GATE
10 The "amens" and "dat's de truf" that come spontaneously from the coloured individuals are calculated to spur any speaker on to his best efforts.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. WashingtonContext Highlight In Chapter XV.
11 On the contrary, he was burningly, poignantly grateful for a piece of natural, spontaneous kindness: almost to tears.
12 Because I infinitely prefer the spontaneous spite to the concocted sugaries; now they are poison; when I begin saying what a fine fellow Clifford is, etc.
13 Anything more unlike song, spontaneous song, would be impossible to imagine: a strange bawling yell that followed the outlines of a tune.
14 It was producing a new race of mankind, over-conscious in the money and social and political side, on the spontaneous, intuitive side dead, but dead.
15 It seems, on the contrary, to have been a perfectly spontaneous, untaught feeling on his side, and this surprises me.