Origin of free speech
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for free speech
Its insidious reach enters into medical offices and chokes off the free-speech rights of the people trying to work there.Pediatricians Have the Right to Ask About Guns
July 30, 2014
Jacob Mchangama, a free-speech activist and author in Copenhagen, agrees.The Repentant Radical
September 17, 2013
But following an outcry from free-speech advocates and fellow filmmakers, officials eventually backed down.The Last Jews of Egypt
March 28, 2013
From that, he notes, we derive everything essential in American free-speech rights.Free Speech: A Cloistered Value?
September 21, 2012
He's always proud to see American citizens exercising their free-speech rights.Pop Culture and the Recession
April 30, 2012
Weinstock, Harris, report on San Diego free-speech fight, 266.
"You might look worse 'n him," replied our free-speech hostess.Immortal Youth
They cannot sustain a live organization unless they have a strike or free-speech fight to stimulate their spirit.An American Idyll
Cornelia Stratton Parker
No attempt is made here to go into the various strikes and free-speech controversies in more than a very cursory manner.
During the next few years after the schism of 1908 these free-speech struggles became rather frequent.
- the right to express one's opinions publicly
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