Definitions

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  • v. To release, to free, to give freedom to.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. grant freedom to

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Many boroughs, however, would doubtless be set free from aristocratic influence by the redistribution of seats which must take place, as Mr. Slide declared, at any rate in the next session.

    Phineas Finn

  • Rather, in the providence of God, there is a time for all things; a time when the sword may cut the Gordian knot, and set free the principles of right and justice, bound up in the meshes of hatred, revenge, and tyranny, that the pens of mighty men like Clay, Webster,

    A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After

  • And if a slave inform, he shall receive freedom; and if he be the slave of the injurer or injured party, he shall be set free by the magistrates, or if he belong to any other citizen, the public shall pay a price on his behalf to the owner; and let the magistrates take heed that no one wrongs him out of revenge, because he has given information.

    Laws

  • Our slaves are not only to be set free among us and be made our equals; and our subjugation to be complete; but all our property is to be confiscated to pay the war debt of the abolition government, and to maintain an insolent army in our midst, to dragoon us into perpetual submission, and rivit our chains more closely from generation to generation.

    Journal of the Senate of the State of Georgia, at the Annual Session of the General Assembly, Begun and Held in Milledgeville, the Seat of Government, in 1863.

  • Experience shows that nerve-force is generated and set free whenever the cerebro-spinal system is excited.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • The application for bail was made in due course to a Judge in Chambers, and in spite of the bad example of the magistrate, and of Mr. Justice Charles, it was granted and Wilde was set free in his own recognizance of L2,500 with two other sureties for L1,250 each.

    Oscar Wilde

  • As for the King and us, whom they ought to have set free at sunrise, they kept us until sunset; and we had nothing to eat the whole time, nor the Emirs neither, for they were disputing among themselves the whole day.

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • Damietta is surrendered to the Turks, and after many perils the Christians are set free Some of the rich men sail for home How the first half of the ransom is paid, and Joinville robs the Templars 'Bank by force of arms ..... 185

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • Several Spaniards applied for a mitigation of the sentence, and he was set free within the city of Calabozo, where he was employed when the revolution began.

    Simon Bolivar the Liberator

  • Lastly he set free and brought back also ha'am, literally, "the people."

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

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