freedom fighter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n freedom fighter a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
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Usage

In poetry:

And so is torn between the two your breast:—
Freedom's bold fighters, who now proudly rally,
In nature's life and legend dreamy rest;
The former chide, the latter lures to dally.
"Holger Drachmann" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
We are the fated serfs to freedom — sky and sea;
We have failed where slummy cities overflow;
But the stranger ways of earth know our pride and know our worth,
And we go into the dark as fighters go.
"The Rhyme Of The Restless Ones" by Robert W Service
"O race of tireless fighters, flushed with a youth renewed,
Right well the wars of Freedom befit the Sea-kings' brood;
Yet as ye go forget not the fame of yonder shore,
The fame ye owe your fathers and the old time before.
"The Sailing Of The Long-Ships" by Sir Henry Newbolt

In news:

DALLAS – Barrett Brown has variously called himself an author, a freedom fighter and a spokesman for the hackers' movement known as Anonymous.
Iranian terrorist group persuades US they are freedom fighters.
(WGGB) — Monday night was the annual Freedom Fighters Boxing event at the Log Cabin in Holyoke and this year it was in honor of fallen Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose .
Today, Omar is, from our perspective, a freedom fighter, building bombs to bring down Bashar al-Assad's brutal regime.
But, tomorrow, if that regime should fall and the remaining factions in Syria start competing to fill the vacuum, will Omar remain a freedom fighter to us, or will he become a terrorist.
South African freedom fighter remains a mystery.
Sculptor-turned freedom fighter wants to help oppressed people.
How The Libyan 'Freedom Fighters' Treated Gaddafi .
A genuine freedom fighter heads for peril in Libya — again.
On Friday, the Lehigh Valley's gutsiest freedom fighter will once again head for.
Freedom fighters support Gray- Haired Witnesses Fast for Justice.
If one person's terrorist is another's freedom fighter, then it is not surprising that one's peacemaker can be another's tormentor.
A reader points us to this Citizen Media Law Project report on an unlikely new front in the battle for press freedom and an unlikely freedom fighter.
Chris McBride and his seven Central Prison freedom fighters ignited an act of heroism.
The South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing returned from Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
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