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 Meanings and Examples of VOLITION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  act of making conscious choice; power or faculty of choosing
Classic Sentence:
1  It was almost as if he had willed the word and she had spoken it without her own volition.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVII
2  It seemed as though, by some nameless, interior volition, he would fain have shocked into them the same fiery emotion accumulated within the Leyden jar of his own magnetic life.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
3  Almost simultaneously, with a mighty volition of ungraduated, instantaneous swiftness, the White Whale darted through the weltering sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
4  But as she sat there amid her guests, she felt the old ennui overtaking her; the hopelessness which so often assailed her, which came upon her like an obsession, like something extraneous, independent of volition.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXX
5  The Count, even if he takes the form of a bat, cannot cross the running water of his own volition, and so cannot leave the ship.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXV
6  At such times you go by my volition and not by his; and this power to good of you and others, as you have won from your suffering at his hands.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXV
7  The French soldiers went to kill and be killed at the battle of Borodino not because of Napoleon's orders but by their own volition.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXVIII
8  A man is only conscious of himself as a living being by the fact that he wills, that is, is conscious of his volition.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER VIII
9  In this state, the waiter's dismal intelligence about the ships immediately connected itself, without any effort of my volition, with my uneasiness about Ham.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 55. TEMPEST
Example Sentence:
1  The claim that volition is and should be based on cognition is not particularly controversial.
2  We like to think that everything we do and everything we think is a product of our volition.