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  • noun Plural form of spontaneity.


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  • His commitments don't involve personal loyalties or preclude human spontaneities.

    The Politics of Literary Reputation (reviews)

  • His account of the early days of the UN experience in the Congo is interesting and recaptures the surrealist quality of the Secretariat's concern for protocol amid the spontaneities of the Congo:

    Changing the Guard

  • Miller is, one might say, too intellectually deliberate to allow for spontaneities which mere enthusiasms encourage.

    Adventures in the Arts Informal Chapters on Painters, Vaudeville, and Poets

  • There have been moments, too, sudden spontaneities when we were pure givers, when there was love in our hearts for all beings, and we were strong to answer any call.

    Child and Country A Book of the Younger Generation

  • No other house ever possessed such ungovernable and mysterious spontaneities of sound.

    The Judgment of Eve

  • She could not help it; after all Sadie knew a lot already, and it hampered conversation and the spontaneities of friendship to have to stop and think whether one ought to say this or not say that.

    Treasure and Trouble Therewith A Tale of California

  • In later years, the distinction gets levelled off by the common agencies of education, and by the setting of tasks requiring more thought than the mere spontaneities of either type avail to furnish.

    The Story of the Mind

  • Not only do we reflect the social formalities of our environment, and thus lose the distinguishing spontaneities of childhood, but each of us builds up his own little world of seclusion and formality with himself.

    The Story of the Mind

  • That is not the main sense of the Hebrew word translated “prophet; ” it means one whose mind bubbles up and pours forth as a fountain, from inner, divine spontaneities revealing God.

    Death of Thomas Carlyle. Specimen Days

  • The memory of Davidson will always strengthen my faith in personal freedom and its spontaneities, and make me less unqualifiedly respectful than ever of "Civilization," with its herding and branding, licensing and degree-giving, authorizing and appointing, and in general regulating and administering by system the lives human beings.

    Memories and Studies


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