Example sentences for: involuntary

How can you use “involuntary” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • 19 A third voice holds, much in line with the argument of this book, that the potential ambit of “involuntary servitude” includes all forms of employment and labor that are unjust and oppressive.

  • The government would assume the task of supervising relationships in the commercial and private spheres to assay whether they were impermissible relationships of domination—relationships morally equivalent to “involuntary servitude.”

  • That the biographer doesn't actually live with, or in many instances even know, his subject; that the relationship may be involuntary (an unauthorized biography); that it's by its very nature unequal, one person focusing attention on another with no hope of reciprocity, in no way diminishes the intensity of the experience.

  • Susan Langer, in her book Mind: An Essay on Human Feeling , has defined empathy as the direct physical reaction inherent in the perception of others, an involuntary breach of individual separateness, and to see the neural resonance, to see that the same activity patterns were being recreated in actor and observer, was to give substance to the intuition of empathy.

  • Somewhat comically, he follows this call for relentless harassment and involuntary servitude with a proposal to "encourage more fathers to acknowledge paternity."

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