He would have been surprised, and none too pleased, to see us supplying him with ideologies he chose not to have.
These activists might be able to make a lot more money working for themselves or for an organization—but they chose otherwise.
Mayer claims that Fritzl, who had three other daughters, “chose this daughter for this role.”
A trip to the Rockies might have been more our speed, but we chose Disney World because we wanted it to be easy.
For better or worse, I chose men over meat, and suffered, for 15 years, whenever I smelled bacon or barbecue.
I chose to go by motor thinking it would be quicker, but alas!
Was the gentleman” (he chose that word as he looked at the boys) “layman or clerk?
A few days afterwards the Prince gave him his autograph, and also chose a dozen or so of his photograph (sic).
For Saffy, she was a thing of smiles and of tears just as they chose to come.
He was elected by a heavy majority, and it was believed he could hold the office as long as he chose.
Old English ceosan "choose, seek out, select; decide, test, taste, try; accept, approve" (class II strong verb; past tense ceas, past participle coren), from Proto-Germanic *keus- (cf. Old Frisian kiasa, Old Saxon kiosan, Dutch kiezen, Old High German kiosan, German kiesen, Old Norse kjosa, Gothic kiusan "choose," Gothic kausjan "to taste, test"), from PIE root *geus- "to taste, relish" (see gusto). Only remotely related to choice. Variant spelling chuse is Middle English, very frequent 16c.-18c. The irregular past participle leveled out to chosen by 1200.