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 Meanings and Examples of SPONTANEOUS
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 a.  arising without external cause; growing without cultivation or human labor
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In Chapter 3
2  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
Get Context   In Chapter 4
3  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
Get Context   In Chapter 11
4  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
Get Context   In Chapter 11
5  It seems, on the contrary, to have been a perfectly spontaneous, untaught feeling on his side, and this surprises me.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 20
6  It indicates a spontaneous, Promethean rebelliousness against that fiat that this recurrent season shall bring foul times, cold darkness, misery and death.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
7  Lestrade and I sat silent for a moment, and then, with a spontaneous impulse, we both broke at clapping, as at the well-wrought crisis of a play.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
8  The same singularly proud and reserved nature which turned away with disdain from popular notoriety was capable of being moved to its depths by spontaneous wonder and praise from a friend.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
9  Carol's family were self-sufficient in their inventive life, with Christmas a rite full of surprises and tenderness, and "dressing-up parties" spontaneous and joyously absurd.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
10  Everything about him was warm and spontaneous.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XV
11  But when Le Renard raised his voice in a long and intelligible whoop, it was answered by a spontaneous yell from the mouth of every Indian within hearing of the sound.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
12  Let me be able to fancy that a better knowledge of my heart, and of my present feelings, will draw from her a more spontaneous, more natural, more gentle, less dignified, forgiveness.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44
13  If this new phase was spontaneous, or in any way due to her unconscious influence, she must have some rare gift or power.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
14  Almost all day long the house resounded with their running feet, their cries, and their spontaneous laughter.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XII
15  Revery, which is utterly spontaneous, takes and keeps, even in the gigantic and the ideal, the form of our spirit.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  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.
2  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.
3  Ready and spontaneous skill in rebuttal is the final excellence of debating.
4  The audience burst into spontaneous applause.
5  Diana's house was crowded with happy people whose spontaneous outbursts of song were accompanied by lively music.
6  When angered, Ellen was given to spontaneous outbursts, while her partner Terry would do a slow burn.
7  The burning foam generates such heat that other items in the room can ignite spontaneously.
8  Opportunities for learning occur spontaneously every day.
9  The fuel spontaneously ignites because of the high temperature and pressure.
10  A celebration with roots in history, that has developed and spread spontaneously, is preferable to picking the birthday of a single man.
11  Similar to a child's imagination or a messy dream, he creates a unique blend between tranquility and spontaneity.
12  Next to his spontaneity is his rare simplicity, his gift of speaking straight from a heart that never grew old.