free hand

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Synonyms for free hand

freedom to do as you see fit


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The country to-day looks to its army and its navy to save it from the humiliation these black-coated parasites have encouraged, and yet even now we haven't a free hand.
And meanwhile," Thomson retorted bitterly, "leave him a free hand to do what mischief he can.
His falling body came near to tearing me from the frail hold that my single free hand had upon the anchor chain and plunging me with him to the waters of the sea below.
Once more, and finally, the replenished pewter went the rounds among the frantic crew; when, waving his free hand to them, they all dispersed; and Ahab retired within his cabin.
In her free hand she brandished an Indian club, torn from a "trophy" of Oriental weapons that ornamented the wall over the fire-place.
He ha- rangued his fellows, pushing against their chests with his free hand.
He brought the clenched fist of his free hand down in two blows, rat-tat, on Michael's paws.
Moreover, her husband walking with a quick rhythmic stride, jerking his free hand occasionally, was either a Viking or a stricken Nelson; the sea-gulls had changed his note.
She fought like a tigress, but I took my free hand and pushed her head back--I imagine that I had suddenly turned brute, that I had gone back a thousand million years, and was again a veritable cave man taking my mate by force--and then I kissed that beautiful mouth again and again.
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We have given free hand to police and rangers to carry out targeted operation.
The family members talking to a Srinagar-based wire agency said that the jail authorities had given the assailants free hand to attack their son and other Kashmiri detainees.
The only part of the complex where van Egeraat had a relatively free hand was at the north-east corner, where the orthogonal plan is fractured to create a luminous entrance atrium, which also functions as an exhibition space.
But after withdrawing an ant-laden probe, they sweep it through the closed fingers of the free hand and then shove the mass of insects into their mouths.
Japan's Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi said Thursday the government will submit a bill to the Diet to freeze the fiscal reform law so as to obtain a free hand for bold economic measures in the fiscal 1999 budget.