These insult-to-Islam moments are very rarely if ever spontaneous reactions.
Can we really imagine that the spontaneous emotions of so many Ann fans could have poured out so much in lockstep?
The documents, distributed three days after the attacks that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, said the events were spontaneous.
Watch her iPhone coordinate a food delivery and spontaneous dance party.
New York in the 1920s was iridescent, and its boom was spontaneous.
It is here that we see the value of spontaneous assimilation.
Educated reflection and skepticism can disturb this spontaneous relation.
So marvellous, John thought, that it was impossible to think of them as spontaneous, joyous expressions of art.
What has been said has been the spontaneous expressions of other persons, quite unknown to me.
The supposition that she had died of spontaneous combustion was also entertained by a good many.
1650s, from Late Latin spontaneus "willing, of one's free will," from Latin (sua) sponte "of one's own accord, willingly;" of unknown origin. Related: Spontaneously. Earliest use is of persons and characters. Spontaneous combustion first attested 1795. Spontaneous generation (the phrase, not the event) attested from 1650s.