Definition of Act involuntarily
1. Verb. Act in an uncontrolled manner.
Specialized synonyms: Sneeze, Blink, Nictate, Nictitate, Wink, Break Wind, Fart, Salivate
Generic synonyms: Act, Behave, Do
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Literary usage of Act involuntarily
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Springs of Conduct by Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1892)
"A man under mesmeric influence, it may be said, is forced to act involuntarily and yet is in possession of full consciousness. So that the statement that ..."
2. Analytic Psychology by George Frederick Stout (1896)
"We act involuntarily in so far as our actions thwart conation. All attention to painful objects is in some degree involuntary. In so far as they are painful ..."
3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"these provisions the statute clearly recognizes the two classes ; namely, first, those brought under the act Involuntarily as it were by being named in the ..."
4. Autology: An Inductive System of Mental Science; Whose Centre is the Will by David Henry Hamilton (1873)
"... all of which by their own nature act involuntarily and without liberty. But when all this is done, then the will disposes of the self to that object by ..."
5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"2 of 1897, Art. 51) provides that " a person shall not, on the ground of intoxication, be deemed to have done any act involuntarily, or be exempt from any ..."