involuntary action

involuntary action

action or reaction occurring without conscious awareness of its trigger
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The young forehead lifted itself into that singular expression--but it was pretty and characteristic, besides being singular--and she raised her hand, as if with an involuntary action she caught at, or stayed some passing shadow.
Meanwhile Katharine and Rodney drew further ahead, and Denham kept, if that is the right expression for an involuntary action, one filament of his mind upon them, while with the rest of his intelligence he sought to understand what Sandys was saying.
What her lips, therefore, concealed, her eyes, her blushes, and many little involuntary actions, betrayed.
Sternutation is the medical term for which involuntary action in humans?
Tendency to squint your eyes Squinting is the involuntary action that occurs when there is a problem with seeing objects in front of us.
Night terrors, a sleep disorder, differ from nightmares in that is often signified by a loud scream and the individual sitting upright in a panicked state, though unaware of any of the involuntary action.
So essential to life itself, breathing is an involuntary action of the body designed to keep us alive.
So when all of a sudden it became clear trainer Paul Nicholls had somehow conjured up an incredible comeback from the old boy it was almost an involuntary action to start yelling at the telly like a madman.
It seems to me like a yawn is an involuntary action.
It seems a harsh punishment for what more often than not tends to be an involuntary action, but referee Phil Dowd applied the letter of the law and United paid the price, especially in the second half when they were much more focused and might possibly have got something from the game.