liberty


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Synonyms for liberty

take liberties or a liberty

Synonyms

  • not show enough respect
  • show disrespect
  • act presumptuously
  • behave too familiarly
  • behave impertinently

Synonyms for liberty

the state of not being in confinement or servitude

the condition of being politically free

departure from normal rules or procedures

Synonyms for liberty

immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence

freedom of choice

personal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression

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leave granted to a sailor or naval officer

an act of undue intimacy

References in classic literature ?
I swore and subscribed to these articles with great cheerfulness and content, although some of them were not so honourable as I could have wished; which proceeded wholly from the malice of Skyresh Bolgolam, the high-admiral: whereupon my chains were immediately unlocked, and I was at full liberty.
When we had decided upon this the renegade told us not to be uneasy, for he would lose his life or restore us to liberty.
That they were individually interested in the public liberty and prosperity, and therefore that it was not less their inclination than their duty to recommend only such measures as, after the most mature deliberation, they really thought prudent and advisable.
Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires.
Pardon me, sir," I resumed, "but this liberty is only what every prisoner has of pacing his prison.
I will offer six millions, and I will content myself with the rest, if they will only give me my liberty.
One morning in August, 1765, two figures were found hanging on the sturdy branches of Liberty Tree.
During these preparations his harangue was commented upon in no very measured terms; and one of the party, after denouncing him as a lying old son of a seacook who begrudged a fellow a few hours' liberty, exclaimed with an oath, 'But you don't bounce me out of my liberty, old chap, for all your yarns; for I would go ashore if every pebble on the beach was a live coal, and every stick a gridiron, and the cannibals stood ready to broil me on landing.
This law of liberty following unity is written in architecture.
A more complete imagination than Philip's might have pictured a youth of splendid hope, for he must have been entering upon manhood in 1848 when kings, remembering their brother of France, went about with an uneasy crick in their necks; and perhaps that passion for liberty which passed through Europe, sweeping before it what of absolutism and tyranny had reared its head during the reaction from the revolution of 1789, filled no breast with a hotter fire.
For some time Werper entertained the idea of bribing Abdul Mourak with a portion of the contents of the pouch; but fearing that the man would demand all the gems as the price of liberty, the Belgian, influenced by avarice, sought another avenue from his dilemma.
Cornelius at first hoped that the pardon would be complete, and that he would be restored to his full liberty and to his flower borders at Dort.
As good almost kill a man as kill a good book," he said, and again "Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to my conscience above all liberties.
And when they have emptied and swept clean the soul of him who is now in their power and who is being initiated by them in great mysteries, the next thing is to bring back to their house insolence and anarchy and waste and impudence in bright array having garlands on their heads, and a great company with them, hymning their praises and calling them by sweet names; insolence they term breeding, and anarchy liberty, and waste magnificence, and impudence courage.
By these means little Tommy, for so the bird was called, was become so tame, that it would feed out of the hand of its mistress, would perch upon the finger, and lie contented in her bosom, where it seemed almost sensible of its own happiness; though she always kept a small string about its leg, nor would ever trust it with the liberty of flying away.