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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section I. General Intersocial Volition
 
750. Liberation.
 
  
NOUN:LIBERATION, disengagement, release, enlargement, emancipation, disenthrallment or disenthralment, Emancipation Proclamation; affranchisement, enfranchisement; manumission; discharge, dismissal.
  DELIVERANCE [See Deliverance]; redemption, extrication, acquittance, absolution; acquittal [See Acquittal]; escape [See Escape].
  
VERB:LIBERATE, free; set free, set at liberty; render free, emancipate, release; enfranchise, affranchise; manumit; enlarge; demobilize, disband, discharge, disenthrall or disenthral, disinthrall or disinthral, dismiss; let go, let loose, let out, let slip; cast -, turn- adrift; deliver [See Deliverance]; absolve (acquit) [See Acquittal].
  UNFETTER [See Restraint], untie [See Junction]; loose (disjoin) [See Disjunction]; loosen, relax; unbolt, unbar, unclose, uncork, unclog, unhand, unbind, unchain, unharness; disengage, disentangle; clear, extricate, unloose; reprieve.
  BECOME FREE; gain -, obtain -, acquire- one’s -liberty [See Freedom]; get rid of, get clear of; deliver oneself from; shake off the yoke, slip the collar; break loose, break prison; tear asunder one’s bonds, cast off trammels; escape [See Escape].
  
ADJECTIVE:LIBERATED &c. v.; out of harness (free) [See Freedom]; foot-loose; breathing free air again; one’s own master again.
  
ADVERB:AT LARGE, at liberty; adrift.
  
INTERJECTION:unhand me! let me go! reprieve! go in peace! free!
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. In giving freedom to the slave we assume freedom to the free.—Lincoln
  2. Over my head his arm he flung Against the world.—Browning

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