involuntarily involuntarily  /ˌɪn voʊ ˈlən tə ˌrɪ li/


  • (adv) against your will


  1. Even without the vibration, you would involuntarily tense and release just to hold the pose.
  2. Under pressure, the government set up the Restitution Committee in 2001 to advise it on the return of cultural assets seized or involuntarily sold during the Occupation.
  3. And anyone involuntarily bumped from an overbooked flight will get $1,000.


  1. Mental health officials push to change emergency-detention process

    Milwaukee County mental health officials are seeking to build support for a change to state law they say is necessary to reduce the number of patients who are brought in involuntarily.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  2. TB patient ordered to undergo medical treatment at South Carolina facility

    Augusta TB patient involuntarily committed to treatment facility following second violation of public health safety rules
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Augusta Chronicle


  1. Another week, it's Tucker Carlson saying that Hillary is a castrating woman (July 16 on MSNBC: "When she comes on television, I involuntarily cross my legs").
    on Aug 4, 2007 By: Tucker Carlson Source: Sacramento Bee

  2. "The substance was involuntarily consumed," Adams said during a news conference Tuesday. "I didn't cheat, there was no performance enhancing, but I'm being treated like a cheater and I really don't understand that. I hope this is going to be...
    on Jun 12, 2007 By: Jeff Adams Source:

  3. "I care more about the people at the jail, the people who are there involuntarily, if we have a seismic incident, then I do about the rest of the people at 850 Bryant," said Daly, who said the inclusion of money for new lockups would have...
    on Feb 23, 2010 By: Chris Daly Source: San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

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