Origin of freedom
Synonyms for freedom
Related Words for freedomright, exemption, ability, power, flexibility, privilege, opportunity, immunity, autonomy, democracy, self-determination, liberation, emancipation, relief, release, sovereignty, self-government, citizenship, indulgence, bent
Examples from the Web for freedom
Contemporary Examples of freedom
It was also an attack on our freedom of expression and way of life.
The more we appease, the more we indulge, the more emboldened the enemies of freedom become.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
January 8, 2015
Freedom of speech, then, is sometimes not worth the trouble that comes with it.
It was something ineffable and harder to define: freedom of speech.
Police, their representatives and supporters tell us, ensure our freedom of speech through our ability to protest.
Historical Examples of freedom
The spirit and the gifts of freedom ill assort with the condition of a slave.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
It seems to me that life is no life, but living death, without that freedom!The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
The cause of freedom owes her much; the country owes her much.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
Under the eternal urge of freedom we became an independent Nation.
Because we are free we can never be indifferent to the fate of freedom elsewhere.
Word Origin for freedom
Old English freodom "freedom, state of free will; charter, emancipation, deliverance;" see free (adj.) + -dom. Freedom-rider recorded 1961, in reference to civil rights activists in U.S. trying to integrate bus lines.
It has been said by some physicians, that life is a forced state. The same may be said of freedom. It requires efforts, it presupposes mental and moral qualities of a high order to be generally diffused in the society where it exists. [John C. Calhoun, speech, U.S. House of Representatives, Jan. 31, 1816]
Freedom Rider Situation Cuts Into Montgomery Juke, Game Revenues [headline, "Billboard," July 24, 1961]
Freedom fighter attested by 1903 (originally with reference to Cuba).