Definition of by choice in English:

by choice


  • Of one's own accord.

    ‘she did not leave the academic world by choice, but because her future seemed blocked’
    • ‘Out of an office of eight recruiters, only one of them was there by choice.’
    • ‘By choice you came to this land and by choice you're fighting for this country and that is extraordinary.’
    • ‘There was no starving to death by choice or through circumstance, only hunger.’
    • ‘Not the place you would want to work by choice, but our intrepid weather officer just needs a little more time.’
    • ‘If you're going to write, you might as well know the rules, so then if you break them, at least it will be by choice.’
    • ‘The only acceptable defence used to be, ‘I am a virgin by choice - but not my own’.’
    • ‘For these and other reasons, some journalists covered the war unilaterally by choice.’
    • ‘I know plenty of couples who are childless by choice, and will remain that way.’
    • ‘Yet, they insist, they are performers by birth and caste, not by choice.’
    • ‘You love change and use it to your advantage, whether by choice or by chance.’
    voluntarily, of one's own accord, of one's own free will, of one's own volition, of one's own choice, of one's own choosing, by preference
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