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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Superlative of free.

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  • adj. superlative form of free: most free.

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Examples

  • Whereupon Sayf al-Muluk rose and kissing the ground before the King, thanked him and answered, “O King of the Age, I accept all thou givest me and return it to thee in freest gift; for I, O King of the Age, covet not sovranty nor sultanate nor desire aught but that Allah the Most High bring me to my desire.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Hong Kong has been called the freest economy in the world, and the accessibility and contestability of our market guard against anticompetitive behavior.

    REVISITING VIETNAM

  • It is ironic that the people who think they are the freest are the most controlled people on earth.

    Corporate Globalization and Middle East Terrorism

  • Using this so called freest press in the world, the American public was lead on a leash by the right-wing activists with a not so subtle help from the neofundos ruling the roost in their great country.

    Archive 2005-04-01

  • It has seemed strange, therefore, to many readers of Mill, particularly on the Continent, that this plea for liberty, this demand for freedom for every individual to be what he is, and to develop all the germs of his nature, should have come from what is known as the freest of all countries, England.

    Chips From A German Workshop, Vol. V. Miscellaneous Later Essays

  • "There isn't one of you man enough to touch him," said Joe, who was known as the freest fighter of the Brownbie family.

    Harry Heathcote of Gangoil

  • It was Hassan Sunmonu who fired the first salvo, then Festus Keyamo, the fiery Lagos lawyer and then Dr. Joe Okei odumakin the Chairman of Campaign for Democracy (CD), all of them demanding explanations as to why IBB annulled the June 12 1993 presidential election described as the freest and fairest in the country.

    Sunday Tribune

  • We retreat into the so-called freest Internet on earth, communicate at low cost, and salve the pains in daily life with the game.

    TechCrunch

  • How come he has forgotten so soon, that he had to annul what has, till date, been known as the freest and fairest election ever conducted in Nigeria?

    Thisday Online

  • Seriously, where is the discount airline of that so called freest market in the world?

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  • Not to be confused with free est.

    January 23, 2008

  • The term describing whatever is the most free. A legitimate word, despite its awkwardness. Pronounced "free ist."

    There's no perfect way to quantify freedom. Freedom House has tried, but I personally feel it's too nonspecific to be useful. What is the freest country on earth? It seems the jury's still out. Perhaps the most difficult thing is finding an objective judge with a reasonable definition of what freedom really is. If anyone can show me a fair and balanced list of the top ten freest places (and the rationale behind the rankings), I'll give you a virtual gold star.

    Edit: Star goes to me. The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal have put together a nice list which, though not 100% comprehensive, is good enough for me. Looks like I'm moving to Hong Kong.

    June 12, 2007