set free

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appears to have been bounteously treated and promptly set free.
But he, wishing to rule himself, had no desire that his nephew should be set free.
From the extraordinary manner in which European productions have recently spread over New Zealand, and have seized on places which must have been previously occupied, we may believe, if all the animals and plants of Great Britain were set free in New Zealand, that in the course of time a multitude of British forms would become thoroughly naturalized there, and would exterminate many of the natives.
Now they are all set free, and are grateful to you for the favor.
However, he was at length persuaded to comply; but prevailed that the articles and conditions upon which I should be set free, and to which I must swear, should be drawn up by himself.
The sheep are so frightened by the shearing that it makes them quite white and thin, and as soon as they are set free they begin to nibble the grass at once, quite anxiously, as if they feared that they would never be worth eating.
Rose obeyed, and the quiet rooms above were so like a church that she soon composed her ruffled feelings, and was unconsciously a little minister of happiness to the sweet old lady, who for years had sat there patiently waiting to be set free from pain.
Also the artist's audience of the present was a small minority of people, all debased and vulgarized by the effort it had cost them to win in the commercial battle, of the intellectual and artistic activities which would result when the whole of mankind was set free from the nightmare of competition, we could at present form no conception whatever.
The universal response was, that the fare was detestable, and that they wanted to be set free.
The rash reply flew out of my lips, like a bird set free from a cage.
It was evident that the same idea had occurred to them, and they were risking their lives in the attempt to set free the impediments.
And I shall directly obey; and to-morrow morning, at daybreak, the prisoner referred to shall be set free.
He had longed not only to be set free from his uncle, but also to find Mary Garth.
If it were true that he was set free now from his pledges
When I get outside this door, you-all'll be set free to act, and I just want to warn you-all about what to do.