spontaneous


spontaneous
01. The crowd burst into [spontaneous] applause when the Queen appeared on the balcony.
02. Thousands of people [spontaneously] poured into the streets of the capital to celebrate after the victory of the national soccer team in the World Cup.
03. When the news was reported that a number of families had lost all their belongings in an apartment fire, hundreds of people [spontaneously] offered to donate money, food, clothing and furniture to the victims.
04. Someone once joked, "Plan to be [spontaneous] tomorrow!"
05. He never does anything [spontaneously]; everything has to be planned ahead of time.
06. They [spontaneously] decided to get married when they arrived home in Wellington after travelling around Europe and Asia together for a year.
07. She is a very [spontaneous], emotional person, and doesn't always think things through properly.
08. The Princess' [spontaneous] gesture of hugging the AIDS patient was very touching.
09. His [spontaneous] kiss was received with enthusiasm by the girl.
10. I find my painting to be much stronger and more imaginative when it is done [spontaneously], rather than when it is deliberate or planned.
11. He loves the [spontaneity] and energy of improvisational jazz.
12. He is such a slow, careful planner that any [spontaneity] in business makes him uncomfortable.
13. Janis much preferred the [spontaneity] of the theater to the perfection of a movie.
14. Rehearsing too much can take all the [spontaneity] out of a performance.
15. Oily rags are the most common cause of [spontaneous] combustion, in which fires suddenly start for no obvious reason.
16. William Wordsworth once said that all good poetry is the [spontaneous] overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.
17. Henry Miller once observed that all growth is a leap in the dark, a [spontaneous] unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.
18. Maria Montessori once said that education is not something which the teacher does, but is a natural process which develops [spontaneously] in the human being.
19. Mark Caine once suggested that careful planning enables everything a man does to appear [spontaneous].
20. Lewis Thomas once remarked that worrying is the most natural and [spontaneous] of all human functions.
21. Rollo May once stated that creativity arises out of the tension between [spontaneity] and limitations.
22. Singer Kenny Rogers once noted that as you grow older you gain wisdom, but you lose [spontaneity].
23. The origin of life was long viewed as a [spontaneous] event.
24. When I travel, I love [spontaneity], so I'm not interested in taking any kind of charter tour.
25. The first signs of life on earth appeared [spontaneously] in the oceans less than a billion years after creation of our planet.

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