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voluntary

1. Law
a. acting or done without legal obligation, compulsion, or persuasion
b. made without payment or recompense in any form
2. (of the muscles of the limbs, neck, etc.) having their action controlled by the will
3. maintained or provided by the voluntary actions or contributions of individuals and not by the state
4. Music a composition or improvisation, usually for organ, played at the beginning or end of a church service
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There are other and natural causes tending toward a diminution of population, but nothing contributes so greatly to this end as the fact that no male or female Martian is ever voluntarily without a weapon of destruction.
My exhibition had been witnessed by several hundred lesser Martians, and they immediately broke into demands for a repetition, which the chieftain then ordered me to make; but I was both hungry and thirsty, and determined on the spot that my only method of salvation was to demand the consideration from these creatures which they evidently would not voluntarily accord.
It is not long since it contained forty provinces; but is now not much bigger than all Spain, and consists but of five kingdoms and six provinces, of which part is entirely subject to the Emperor, and part only pays him some tribute, or acknowledgment of dependence, either voluntarily or by compulsion.
More than one took up his quarters voluntarily in the cross-trees, who would have cursed such a berth under any other circumstances.
I grew used to everything, or rather I voluntarily resigned myself to enduring it.
The very anticipations of delight to be enjoyed in his forthcoming visits -- the bright, pure gleam of heavenly happiness it diffused over the almost deadly warfare in which he had voluntarily engaged, illumined his whole countenance with a look of ineffable joy and calmness, as, immediately after Villefort's departure, his thoughts flew back to the cheering prospect before him, of tasting, at least, a brief respite from the fierce and stormy passions of his mind.
After, or rather before myself, you have a master to consult, that master being the king; it is loyal in you to submit yourself voluntarily to this double proof; I will grant your request without delay, Raoul."
But the author is far from regarding as accomplished, the task which he has voluntarily imposed on himself.
So it was, when the day came that the stick was untied from him, that Jerry remained, voluntarily in Nalasu's house.
At last he lay at the master's feet, into whose possession he now surrendered himself, voluntarily, body and soul.
Multan -- Chairman PEMRA Muhammad Saleem Baig during his visit to PEMRA Regional Office, Multan on Monday attended a ceremony as chief guest organized by Multan Traders Association for voluntarily destroying illegal DTH and C-Line Equipment.
MULTAN -- PEMRA Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig during his visit to PEMRA Regional Office, Multan on Monday attended a ceremony organized by Multan Traders Association (MTA) for voluntarily destroying illegal DTH and C-Line Equipment.