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Voluntary, adj. 1) acting or done by choice and free will: “the right of v. choosing,” Merch. II, 1, 16. “have put themselves into v. exile,” As I, 1, 107. “we swear a v. zeal and an unurged faith,” John V, 2, 10. “giving myself a v. wound,” Caes. II, 1, 300.
Adverbially: “it is but v.” John V, 1, 29. “I serve here v.” Troil. II, 1, 103. “'twas not v.; no man is beaten v.” Troil. II, 1, 103
Substantively: “fiery --es,” John II, 67 (== volunteers). “Ajax was here the v.” Troil. II, 1, 106.
2) spontaneous, proceeding from an internal impulse: “by their own importunate suit, or v. dotage of some mistress,” Oth. IV, 1, 27.
3) willing, ready: “thy v. oath lives in this bosom,” John III, 3, 23. “that thou wilt be a v. mute to my design,” Cymb. III, 5, 158.
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