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of or relating to free exercise of the will

contributing one's time without pay

someone who offers his or her services freely

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composition (often improvised) for a solo instrument (especially solo organ) and not a regular part of a religious service or musical performance

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of your own free will or design

controlled by individual volition

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While Sir Francis was speaking, the guide shook his head several times, and now said: "The sacrifice which will take place to-morrow at dawn is not a voluntary one.
Some turn off from their voluntary pilgrimage down the Iss, and, scaling the awful walls of its canyon below us, stop in the valley.
Terrible as they were, they could not have commenced to approximate the horrible conditions which must have obtained before Tars Tarkas, the great green warrior, Xodar, the black dator, and I brought the light of truth to the outer world and stopped the mad rush of millions upon the voluntary pilgrimage to what they believed would end in a beautiful valley of peace and happiness and love.
In reality, as he had never once entertained any thought of possessing her, nor had ever given the least voluntary indulgence to his inclinations, he had a much stronger passion for her than he himself was acquainted with.
My death, praise I unto you, the voluntary death, which cometh unto me because
It is customary to divide human movements into three classes, voluntary, reflex and mechanical.
Thus the animal's reflex and voluntary performances shade into each other gradually, being connected by acts which may often occur automatically, but may also be modified by conscious intelligence.
This is the kind of movement which may be called "mechanical"; it is evidently of a different kind from either reflex or voluntary movements, and more akin to the movements of dead matter.
As James states, there is no difference, from the point of view of the outside observer, between voluntary and reflex movements.
Thus, a strain of gentle music, or the rippling of water in a silent place, or the odour of a flower, or the mention of a familiar word, will sometimes call up sudden dim remembrances of scenes that never were, in this life; which vanish like a breath; which some brief memory of a happier existence, long gone by, would seem to have awakened; which no voluntary exertion of the mind can ever recall.
can you really believe that this delicate boy has been the voluntary associate of the worst outcasts of society?
Upon this head, however, he had no cause for any anxiety, for the whole performance was applauded to the echo, and voluntary contributions were showered in with a liberality which testified yet more strongly to the general delight.
VOLUNTARY groups across Solihull have received a letter from council chiefs reassuring them of continued support following a shakeup of services.
Florida Bar members, voluntary bar leaders, and the general public now have easier access to information about Florida's more than 200 voluntary bars at www.