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on (one's) own volition

Of one's own choice. No one told me to leave. I left early on my own volition. You failed this class on your own volition—don't try to blame it on me!
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A critical review of the literature suggests that volition appears to be the core of the construct of self-regulation.
I am also doing some theoretical writing on volition. I can't let that go, you know!
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Customs refused to say if it had approached Mrs Blair or she had paid the money of her own volition
The mobile elements spin and twirl in the air, the inanimate materials beginning a life of their own volition. How refreshing in the current sculptural climate of representational dillydallying and uninterrogated bravado to find an artist serenely questioning whether things can ever remain just what they are and wondering what that would possibly mean.
Like volition, manhood presented problems for both temperance reformers and their enemies, especially after the Civil War when the homosocial saloon replaced the mixed-gender tavern.
By the time I reached this stunning epiphany, I was 42 and figured it might be fun to dedicate myself to another challenge, like leaving a job of my own volition. So I set my sights on something easier than selling instant coffee to housewives and decided to write a novel, knowing of course that you couldn't just Write A Novel, and especially that you couldn't make a living doing it.
Obviously, drinking and intoxication by alcohol complicated notions of individual autonomy and free volition. A man may exercise his free will by lifling a glass, but once intoxicated, his free will is in question.
Milo 55160 is the story of a ghost in the machine, an affirmation of human volition over closed systems of thought, and a sharp sliver of doubt in the sole of the corporate foot.
"After considering a number of different fiber alternatives, we decided to go with the Volition system from 3M," continues Ranta.
"Does the party embrace the [idea that] Presidents have inherent authority to invade other countries on their own volition, or does it embrace the view of the framers of the Constitution?"
The Volition VF-45 is designed for termination onto Volition Two-Fiber Horizontal Cable, and it uses the VF-45 Quick Install Kit that is used to terminate the VF-45 socket.