Of one’s own accord: she did not leave the academic world by choice, but because her future seemed blocked
More example sentences
- By choice you came to this land and by choice you're fighting for this country and that is extraordinary.
- The only acceptable defence used to be, ‘I am a virgin by choice - but not my own’.
- 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.
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;
willingly, readily, freely, intentionally, deliberately, on purpose, purposely, spontaneously, without being asked, without being forced, without hesitation, without reluctance;