In the old country he never appeared in a short coat; that would be enough to stamp him as a "freethinker."
I was already a republican and a freethinker in the days of the Empire.
He was a freethinker, and saw life with a wide vision that embraced the whole horizon.
The contadino had become a freethinker since the accession of the house of Savoy.
It is the Christian defender who makes himself and his fellow believers worse than the freethinker believes them to be.
In religion he was a freethinker; in morals pure and unspotted.
Father Vianney looked him squarely in the eyes, and under that piercing glance the freethinker sank upon his knees.
But even a freethinker may have his dark hours of depression, the cause of which he knows not.
As a freethinker he was one of the most tender and humane of men, ever solicitous for the welfare of his fellow-beings.
Had he fallen in love then, there never would have been a freethinker in this world.