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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section I. Volition in General
1. Acts of Volition
 
609a. Absence of Choice.
 
  
NOUN:NO CHOICE, Hobson’s choice; first come first served; necessity [See Necessity]; not a pin to choose (equality) [See Equality]; any, the first that comes; that or nothing.
  NEUTRALITY, indifference; indecision (irresolution) [See Irresolution].
  
VERB:BE NEUTRAL &c. adj.; have no -preference, - choice; waive, not vote; abstain -, refrain, -from voting; leave undecided; “make a virtue of necessity” [Two Gentlemen].
  
ADJECTIVE:NEUTRAL, neuter; indifferent; undecided (irresolute) [See Irresolution].
  
ADVERB:EITHER (choice) [See Choice].
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. The Ball no question makes of Ayes and Noes, But Right or Left, as strikes the Player, goes.—Omar Khayyám—Fitzgerald
  2. Hanging and wiving goes by destiny.—Merchant of Venice

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