1 It was almost as if he had willed the word and she had spoken it without her own volition.
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.
3 Almost simultaneously, with a mighty volition of ungraduated, instantaneous swiftness, the White Whale darted through the weltering sea.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.