Free lover

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Free lover one who avows or practices free love.
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Usage

In literature:

Lovers are wont to consider a marriage license a free ticket to Paradise.
"The Spinster Book" by Myrtle Reed
Free, and weary of a monastic life, she became softened on again beholding her former lover, and they were married.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
Oxygen comes the nearest to being a free lover among the elements, but its power of choice is limited.
"The Breath of Life" by John Burroughs
Another organization, differing from the Mormons, in many of its radical principles, is that of the "Communists," popularly termed "Free Lovers.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
For thy lord is not thy husband, as a slave he hath no wife, Thou art free with truer lover to enjoy a wedded life!
"Maha-bharata" by Anonymous
She knew that her lover was free!
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
All the women hate her, and the men flock about her, for she is pretty and a free lover, of course.
"An Anarchist Woman" by Hutchins Hapgood
He suspects them of being ingrained immoralists and free-lovers.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
He thought that here almost every man was a lover of liberty who would rather die free than live a slave.
"Lafayette" by Martha Foote Crow
The lovers could not part again of their own free will.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867" by Various
Who stole the hunting coat, the leggings of Tegakwita, that her lover might go free?
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
When Hardy leapt up to free his foot she frowned again, for that is not the way of lovers.
"Hidden Water" by Dane Coolidge
Her lover's wounds streamed not more free Than that poor maiden's eyes.
"Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant" by William Cullen Bryant
My lover will earn the right to marry the girl he loves, and become the father of free men and women!
"An Orkney Maid" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
If Jessie Staples died, her lover would be free again, and she knew what that would mean for herself.
"Pretty Madcap Dorothy" by Laura Jean Libbey
Like some of the free prostitutes, the grisette does not live only on the support of her lover.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Do you suppose he's a long-lost lover or something, come back now he knows she's free?
"Cloudy Jewel" by Grace Livingston Hill
My lover is constant, kind, gentle and amiable; yet my heart has ever been fancy-free with him.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. II (of VI), "To Paris and Prison" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
I free you from all your oaths; forget the titles of lover and husband and keep only that of father.
"The love letters of Abelard and Heloise" by Peter Abelard
The fust free lover we hav enny akount ov, was the devil.
"Josh Billings on Ice" by Henry Wheeler Shaw
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In poetry:

When I thy lover first
Shook out my canvas free
And like a pirate burst
Into that dreaming sea,
The land knew no such thirst
As then tormented me.
"The Viking's Song" by Sir Henry Newbolt
V. And yet hadst thou still been that lover,
That all I hoped to find in thee,
I ne'er had turn'd a careless rover,
I ne'er had been thus idly free.
"L'Amant Mutin" by Sydney Owenson
Who says the lover kills the man in me?
Beneath the day's hot blue
This thing hunts cover and my heart fights free
To laugh an hour or two.
But now it wavers like a wounded doe.
The wind is blowin' and I want you so.
"The Wind Is Blowin'" by Badger Clark Jr
If I no more through false suspicion trouble
Thy happiness,--nor more my blood inflames my veins,
It is not turned to ice 'neath snowy cover,
But free from jealousy, to thee thy lover
Always with soul of ardour true remains.
"Burnt Out Is Now My Misery" by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy
That father's beard was long and white,
With love and truth his brow seemed bright;
I went back, all on fire with joy,
And, that same evening, bade the boy
Tell me, as lovers should, heart-free,
Something to prove his love of me.
"The Confessional" by Robert Browning
There the lovers can enjoy themselves free from care
By viewing the hilly scenery and inhaling the fresh air,
And return home at night with their hearts full of glee
After viewing the beauties of the Sidlaw hills and Glen Ogilvy.
"The Bonnie Sidlaw Hills" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Lovers of trout streams should long for the day when the Boardman River flows north into Traverse City unobstructed by dams, as wild, free and clear as nature intended.
Rooibos , South Africa's naturally caffeine-free tea, has become a popular choice for tea lovers across the world.
Collection of the San Jose Museum of Art/photography by Douglas Sandberg FREE FLIGHT: Hassel Smith's 1957 'Bird Lover' shows off the improvisational side of West Coast Abstract Expressionism.
Jean-Louis Palladin, a fearless and passionate cook who helped to free French cuisine in the United States from a hidebound orthodoxy while influencing a generation of chefs and food lovers, died yesterday in McLean, Va.
On Sept 9, a crowd of theatre lovers filled Times Square for Broadway on Broadway, an annual free performance featuring Broadway shows both old and new.
Someday compassion would demand I set myself free of my desire to recreate my father, indulge in my mother's losses, strangle lovers with words, forcing them to confess for me and take the blame.
Music lovers enjoy a free rock and blues concert by longtime Northwest band Jr Cadillac Friday night at North Dam Park and Event Center at a blue moon rises in the east.
On December 1st, they will release their debut EP, Lovers, via a free release show at Good People Brewing Company.
All you Starbucks lovers will be excited to know that from 2pm-5pm daily December 13 to December 16 you can Buy 1 Holiday Drink and get 1 Free.
Megabox appears to be a free cloud-based service for music lovers and artists, who can create their own account on the site, on all sorts of devices, including PCs, Android and iPhone smartphones, and the iPad.
All you Starbucks lovers will be excited to know that from 2pm-5pm daily December 13 to December 16 you can Buy 1 Holiday Drink and get 1 Free .
The Neighbor Lady is a local brothel-themed pub in the Central area with a menu that offers options for vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free devotees and meat lovers.
Literature lovers will learn all about Jane Austen during a free author event at 11 am Nov 17 at the Buckley Pierce County Library, 123 S River Ave.
Lovers of culture and top-shelf theater, take note: Tomorrow (Fri June 22) at 5pm, Amphibian Productions will celebrate its new Near Southside performance space with a free, open-to-the-public champagne toast and flag- raising ceremony.
Clutching signs that read "Free Them All," "We Will Fight For Their Life" and "Stop Wasting Taxpayers Money," a group of animal lovers spent the majority of Thursday at the Custer statue drumming up support for three condemned pit bulls.
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