Usage examples for spontaneous

  1. He was always thoughtful of her welfare, always doing little acts of kindness, which, for the first time in his life, were spontaneous. – An I.D.B. in South Africa by Louise Vescelius-Sheldon
  2. In the world we live in, evil is the quick and spontaneous growth, while good is the forced and difficult culture. – A Visit To The United States In 1841 by Joseph Sturge
  3. It is in this spontaneous and free, but guided, conference that the children get most good out of the literature lessons. – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock
  4. How is that glad temper of spontaneous and cheerful consecration to be attained and maintained? – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  5. True expression must be spontaneous and free. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  6. What was lacking in the way of stimulus from the university was more than made up for by the spontaneous interest of the fellows in college. – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  7. The men burst into a spontaneous shout of triumph. – Watchbird by Robert Sheckley
  8. Nan's exclamation was quite spontaneous. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  9. Not that they begin later to be studied; on the contrary, they are the earliest cultivated, since in our abstract investigations we necessarily set out from spontaneous facts. – Auguste Comte and Positivism by John-Stuart Mill
  10. The inspiration was spontaneous. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  11. At this spontaneous moment his native grammar got the best of him. – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  12. These canvases are more reasoned examples than works of intuition and spontaneous vision. – The French Impressionists (1860-1900) by Camille Mauclair
  13. It is pleasant, and the spontaneous growth of the most remote parts of our country. – A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America by S. A. Ferrall
  14. This spontaneous activity would seem to place it quite beyond the control of the will, as of course it is, so far as the continuance of its essential activity goes, but there is probably no organ that is so much influenced by the emotions and comes indirectly under the influence of the will as the heart. – Health Through Will Power by James J. Walsh
  15. There can be no doubt of Byron's real habits of thought and feeling on subjects of this kind, even when his language for the occasion is the chastest; we detect in it the mood of the moment, perhaps spontaneous, perhaps put on, but in contradiction to the whole movement of the man's true nature. – Spenser (English Men of Letters Series) by R. W. Church
  16. In the portrait of the mother the execution seems slower, hardly so spontaneous. – Modern Painting by George Moore
  17. However able the matter, the reading, in my judgment, is much less effective than the spontaneous expression of the speaker. – Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland by Joseph Tatlow
  18. Our work was the spontaneous consequence of our spontaneous mental development and of the spontaneous agreement of our minds. – The Reform of Education by Giovanni Gentile
  19. Great and good men draw others after them, exciting the spontaneous admiration of mankind. – Character by Samuel Smiles