Free-hand

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Free-hand Done by the hand, without support, or the guidance of instruments; -- of drawing or sculpture; as, free-hand drawing. See under Drawing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Free-hand applied to drawing by the unguided hand
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Quotations

  • Salvador De Madriaga
    Salvador De Madriaga
    “He is free... who knows how to keep in his own hands the power to decide.”
  • George Washington
    George%20Washington
    “The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.”
  • Norman Cousins
    Norman%20Cousins
    “Free will and determinism are like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism. The way you play your hand is free will.”
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    Jawaharlal%20Nehru
    “Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. freo; Ger. frei, Ice. frí.

Usage

In literature:

But the evolution of a free hand made it possible to dispense with protrusive lips and gripping teeth.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
Shann fell back, pawing with his free hand at his eyes.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
Count Ivan Schouvalof, one of Elizabeth's friends, believed in education and was given a free hand.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
You just don't hand out free rides in space.
"On the Trail of the Space Pirates" by Carey Rockwell
She put out her free hand, Edwin took it, and she jumped.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
With his free hand he held a flask to the lips of the almost dying man.
"Shelled by an Unseen Foe" by James Fiske
Freeing one hand the Texan began to shoot along the floor.
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
Just let you have a free hand to rob us blind again.
"Meeting of the Board" by Alan Edward Nourse
Then he lay on his back and floated, and, holding the knife in his teeth, cut the cords that bound his wrists and his hands were free.
"The Liberty Boys Running the Blockade" by Harry Moore
With his hands free, and a cord in them, it would do.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
But he remained silent, though he did struggle fiercely to free his hands and feet from their bonds.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
Mr Hazlit had acquired a grand, free-handed way of manipulating treasure.
"Under the Waves" by R M Ballantyne
She stumbled on the threshold and flung out her free hand for support.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
I'm quite ready to give Christopher a free hand to help him, provided he knows what he wants himself.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
Billy Louise drew a small sigh of relief and reached unobtrusively with her free hand for the gun.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
Her free hand went again to the talisman in her bosom.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
His free hand toyed with the ringlets of her unbound hair.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Then with his one free hand he swept her up till she was racing beside him as they led the way.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
He moved his chair close to her, and reached for her free hand.
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
His hands were free and he wriggled his fingers to bring them to life.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
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In poetry:

"If thou hast taken the common clay,
And thy hands be not free
From the taint of the soil, thou hast made thy spoil
The greater shame to thee."
"The Light That Failed" by Rudyard Kipling
She knows into a trammelled torrent,
Is changed her life's free flowing tide;
Knows that her hand no oar is holding,
With which her drifting bark to guide.
"Mystery Of Carmel" by Madge Morris Wagner
She knows into a trammelled torrent,
Is changed her life’s free flowing tide;
Knows that her hand no oar is holding,
With which her drifting bark to guide.
"To Sanson (02)" by Madge Morris Wagner
You walked beside me, quick and free;
    With lingering touch you grasped my hand;
Your eyes looked laughingly in mine;
    And now—I can not understand.
"Missing" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Shine, little lamp, for love hath fed thy gleam.
Sleep, little soul, by God's own hands set free.
Cling to His arms and sleep, and sleeping, dream,
And dreaming, look for me.
"The Lamp Of Poor Souls" by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall
Keeps it securely, smiles perchance to see
The eager hands stretched out to clutch the prize,
Or looks with pity in the yearning eyes,
And is half moved to let the secret free.
"The Haunted Chamber" by Robert Fuller Murray

In news:

L'Occitane is giving away a free tube of its Shea Butter hand cream, no purchase required.
TROY — I can report first-hand that Brown's Brewing passed the hospitality test on Mother's Day with its free tasting flights.
Motorola Solutions has unveiled a head-mounted, voice-controlled computer that's targeted at the military and other industries where workers need hands-free access to information.
Ham -handed approach to free speech.
Hands-Free Calls Are Safer Than Hand-Held .
Ham- handed approach to free speech.
Some hospitals ending practice of handing out free formula.
The health department will be on hand offering free and confidential AIDS tests.
The local health department will be on hand offering free HIV/AIDS tests from 10 am until 5 pm that Sunday, and the pastor says he will lead by example.
Vince Carter made two free throws, had a driving one- handed dunk and ended the quarter with a 3-pointer in the final 1:34 for Dallas.
Safest, most productive feed analyzer Get nonstop, hands-free.
ISLAMABAD—Pakistan agreed to free a handful of Taliban prisoners at the request of the Afghan government, in a move meant to help jumpstart a shaky peace process with the militant group in neighboring Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday.
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan agreed to free a handful of Taliban prisoners at the request of the Afghan government, in a move meant to help jumpstart a shaky peace process with the militant group in neighboring Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday.
It gives you a hands-free way to.
The Red Cross has launched its first official aid app, putting free and simple lifesaving information right in the hands of Smartphone users.
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In science:

However, there are also differences: the out-degree for the yeast-network is broad but not very scale-free and the percentages of degrees in Fig. 4(d) on the one hand are significantly different as compared to hostile merging and model B on the other hand.
Models and average properties of scale-free directed networks
On the other hand, the results concerning the free energy (Φ): this problem arises only in L since Φ is constant in D .
Copolymer at selective interfaces and pinning potentials: weak coupling limits
We argue in Section 3 that for m ≤ N one can rewrite the right-hand side in a form free from singularities.
A few remarks on Colour-Flavour Transformations,truncations of random unitary matrices, Berezin reproducing kernels and Selberg type integrals
On the other hand, certain features of free and classical probability theories differ strikingly.
On superconvergence of sums of free random variables
Without a specific model at hand, we can always consider N = NχN 2 decay and g∗ as free parameters1, and see for which values we can keep ηH /r and T /φ small enough for at least 50 e-folds or so (and T /H > 1).
Warm inflation dynamics in the low temperature regime
Let x, y be coprime integers and xp + yp = C · z q , where C ∈ Z and z is the largest q−th power dividing the left hand side (z = 1 is possible); i.e. C is q−th power - free.
A Cylcotomic Investigation of the Fermat - Catalan Equation
On the other hand, the formulation (53) ensures that the free energy decreases monotonically provided that χ(r, t) is positive.
Nonlinear mean field Fokker-Planck equations. Application to the chemotaxis of biological populations
On the other hand, the general structure of Eq. (185) implies an H -theorem for the free energy ( ˙F ≤ 0).
Nonlinear mean field Fokker-Planck equations. Application to the chemotaxis of biological populations
On the other hand, the second variations of the rate of free energy dissipation (24) around equilibrium are δ2 ˙F = − Z and they are clearly negative.
Nonlinear mean field Fokker-Planck equations. Application to the chemotaxis of biological populations
On the other hand, this is certainly not the case for H − , which is torsion free.
Minimal connected simple groups of finite Morley rank with strongly embedded subgroups
Here ˜φ0 is a free parameter, which can be fixed by hand.
General Single Field Inflation with Large Positive Non-Gaussianity
On the other hand, the process generated by −Gβ ,a has a natural (or free) boundary at x = +∞, which carries certain advantages over the specified condition for Lβ ,a at x = 1 in the conjecture.
Diffusion at the random matrix hard edge
On the other hand, the Galois group Gal(K/k) acts faithfully on the free Z-module EndK (A), so that it is isomorphic to a finite subgroup F of GL(n, Z) for some n 6 2g .
Non-simple abelian varieties in a family: geometric and analytic approaches
There are a few significant differences from (20) to its matter-free (6). (i) First, there is a inhomogeneous source term Q′ gh which is suppressed by a factor of G on the right hand side of (20).
A brief survey of the renormalizability of four dimensional gravity for generalized Kodama states
On the other hand, the mean-free-path in the post-shock intercloud medium is λ ≈ 6 × 1020 cm, which is significantly larger than the radius of the clouds.
The turbulent destruction of clouds - I. A k-epsilon treatment of turbulence in 2D models of adiabatic shock-cloud interactions
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