Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the color of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it.Olive Schreiner
From Middle English fredom < Old English frēodōm < frēo < Proto-Germanic *frijaz < Proto-Indo-European *prijos- (“‘dear, beloved’”); plus Old English -dōm < Proto-Germanic *domaz < Proto-Indo-European *dhe- (“‘to set, put’”). Also see free, -dom.
- The state of being free, of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
- Having recently been released from prison, he didn't know what to do with his newfound freedom.
- The state of being free, unconstrained; the lack of a specific constraint, or of constraints in general.
- Freedom of speech is a basic democratic value.
- Freedom to choose one's own destiny can be frightening.
- Every child has a right to freedom from fear and freedom from want.
- The phrase "freedom from" can have as an object: fear, want, hunger, pain, disease, stress, depression, debt, poverty, necessity, violence, war, advertising, addiction, etc.
not being imprisoned or enslaved
The lack of a specific constraint
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