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 Meanings and Examples of SPONTANEITY
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 n.  naturalness; freedom from constraint; happening or arising without external cause; self-generated
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
2  It was the danger-point of their intercourse that he could not doubt the spontaneity of her liking.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
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.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: II
4  The soldiers, swinging their arms and keeping time spontaneously, marched with long steps.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II
5  His words and actions flowed from him as evenly, inevitably, and spontaneously as fragrance exhales from a flower.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER XIII
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.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter L
7  The words rose to her lips spontaneously.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
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.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
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 Hugo
Context  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. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XV.
11  On the contrary, he was burningly, poignantly grateful for a piece of natural, spontaneous kindness: almost to tears.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
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.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
13  Anything more unlike song, spontaneous song, would be impossible to imagine: a strange bawling yell that followed the outlines of a tune.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
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.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
15  It seems, on the contrary, to have been a perfectly spontaneous, untaught feeling on his side, and this surprises me.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 20
Example Sentence:
1  Similar to a child's imagination or a messy dream, he creates a unique blend between tranquility and spontaneity.
2  Next to his spontaneity is his rare simplicity, his gift of speaking straight from a heart that never grew old.
3  The burning foam generates such heat that other items in the room can ignite spontaneously.
4  Opportunities for learning occur spontaneously every day.
5  The fuel spontaneously ignites because of the high temperature and pressure.
6  A celebration with roots in history, that has developed and spread spontaneously, is preferable to picking the birthday of a single man.
7  The children's inherent love of learning is encouraged by giving them opportunities to engage in spontaneous, meaningful activities under the guidance of a trained adult.
8  The soup and fish were in the last stage of projection, and the cook hung over her crucibles in a frame of mind and body threatening spontaneous combustion.
9  Ready and spontaneous skill in rebuttal is the final excellence of debating.
10  The audience burst into spontaneous applause.
11  Diana's house was crowded with happy people whose spontaneous outbursts of song were accompanied by lively music.
12  When angered, Ellen was given to spontaneous outbursts, while her partner Terry would do a slow burn.