by choice


variants or less commonly out of choice
: because one wants to
I live here by choice.
No one forced them to do it. They acted out of choice.

Examples of by choice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bulk of this money is invested not by choice but by default, through target date funds. Andrew Behar, Fortune, 22 May 2024 Either by choice or by being priced out of the market, many people have decided that renting forever is their best — or only — option. Paulette Perhach, New York Times, 19 May 2024 While loneliness affects all genders, women who opt out of dating are more likely to do so by choice. Maria Yagoda, TIME, 15 May 2024 Most noise bands are proudly lo-fi by necessity or by choice, but the Jesus Lizard’s albums with Albini made the argument that David Yow’s scream and Mac McNeilly’s kick drum deserved to be captured in crystal clear detail, like the individual gears of a giant machine. Al Shipley, SPIN, 9 May 2024 Office buildings emptied first by government decree and later by choice as remote work grew acceptable to corporate America. Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2024 While plenty of older Americans are working good jobs later into life by choice, others have struggled to find their place in the workforce. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 14 Apr. 2024 Simply put, women in the U.S. are having fewer children, whether by choice or by circumstance, or deciding not to have any at all. Riley Robinson, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Mar. 2024 Without this process, the likely result would be a customer paralyzed by choice, bamboozled by an eye-wateringly expensive blank canvas. Alistair Charlton, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024

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“By choice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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