involuntarily

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involuntary +‎ -ly

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involuntarily (comparative more involuntarily, superlative most involuntarily)

  1. In an involuntary manner; done without conscious thought.
    Her leg twitched involuntarily.
    He involuntarily overheard the conversation.
    • 1837, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Ethel Churchill, volume 2, page 283:
      His eyes filled with tears, as he took up the glittering lengths. Their pale gold was lovely as ever; but there was something in the touch from which he involuntarily recoiled.

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