free and clear
Without any legal encumbrance, such as a lien or mortgage. For example, After the mortgage was paid off they owned the house free and clear. [Mid-1800s]
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As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
The story of fluoridation reads like a postmodern fable, and the moral is clear: a scientific discovery might seem like a boon.
But the tide was turning on this issue, an email from another constituent made clear.
In other words, the free thinker defending freedom of thought.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Tend to your own garden, to quote the great sage of free speech, Voltaire, and invite people to follow your example.
What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
It seemed to free her of a responsibility which she had blindly assumed and for which Fate had not fitted her.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
It separates into three layers upon standing—a brown deposit, a clear fluid, and a frothy layer.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
If we can free this State of Yankees, we will accomplish more than your armies down south have.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
The voice of the orator peculiarly should be free from studied effects, and responsive to motive.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick