liberalism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n liberalism an economic theory advocating free competition and a self-regulating market
    • n liberalism a political orientation that favors social progress by reform and by changing laws rather than by revolution
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ever wonder how Swiss cheese is made? As the cheese ferments, a bacterial action generates gas. As the gas is liberated, it bubbles through the cheese, leaving all those holes.
    • n Liberalism Liberal principles; the principles and methods of the liberals in politics or religion; specifically, the principles of the Liberal party.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The football huddle started at Gallaudet University (the world's only accredited four-year liberal arts college for the deaf) in the 19th century when the football team found that opposing teams were reading their signed messages and intercepting their plays.
    • n liberalism Liberal principles; the principles or practice of liberals; freedom from narrowness or bigotry, especially in matters of religion or politics.
    • n liberalism Specifically, the political principles of a Liberal party.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When Swiss cheese ferments, a bacterial action generates gas. As the gas is liberated, it bubbles through the cheese leaving holes. Cheese-makers call them "eyes."
    • ns Liberalism the principles of a Liberal in politics or religion
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Quotations

  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.”
  • Stu Mittleman
    Stu Mittleman
    “We are not limited by our old ages; we are liberate by it.”
  • Ken Keyes Jr.
    Ken Keyes Jr.
    “To see your drama clearly is to be liberated from it.”
  • Brigitte Bardot
    Brigitte Bardot
    “Women get more unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A liberal is a socialist with a wife and two children.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. libéralisme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. liberalis, befitting a freeman—liber, free, akin to libet, lubet, it pleases.

Usage

In literature:

But the conversation was not confined to Bradlaugh, for Bradlaugh was not a perfect test for separating Liberals and Tories.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
A liberal education only renders a rascal more dishonest, more dangerous.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
His conduct, therefore, was at once prudent and liberal.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
The liberated horses had dashed on, leaving their riders to their fate.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
At the time I speak of, Liberal principles had been making rapid progress in the country among persons of all ranks.
"In New Granada" by W.H.G. Kingston
Out of five hundred boys, I can only recall five who showed the Liberal colour.
"Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography" by George William Erskine Russell
Use sawdust or straw liberally for bedding.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884." by Various
See Liber A., folio 382, Provincial Registry Office.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
The "Liber Pontificalis," vol.
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
After being liberated, he forms a secret society which is to take advantage of the approaching Russo-Turkish conflict.
"The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1" by Henry Baerlein
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In poetry:

(These men were men who could
Hold liberal opinions:
On Sundays they were good -
On week-days they were minions.)
"The Rival Curates" by William Schwenck Gilbert
She reads to them at eventide
Of One who came to save;
To cast the captive's chains aside
And liberate the slave.
"The Good Part That Shall Not Be Taken Away" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Broad and liberal was thy judgment,
One aim thine Equality
Caring not for creed or color,
Man was man alike to thee.
"Federic Douglass" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
And being near his highness' heart,
He crav'd a wealthy boon,
A liberal gift, the which the king
Commanded to be done.
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British
Lord of his own paternal field,
His liberal dealt his store,
And call'd the stranger to his feast,
The beggar of his door.
"A Tale" by John Logan
With beams December planets dart
His cold eye truth and conduct scanned,
July was in his sunny heart,
October in his liberal hand.
"Quatrains" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

In news:

Fox News head Roger Ailes has saved the life of a liberal.
Jonathan Chait on Unreasonable Self-Loathing Liberals.
When Did Liberals Become So Unreasonable.
Slate 's podcast on the fall TV lineup, Hollywood's liberal bias, and the Norton Anthology of English Literature.
National liberation from Japanese occupation, celebrated at the Arirang Festival.
Holds "Liberate Main Street" rally in downtown Havre.
Was in downtown Havre Thursday morning calling on people to help him "Liberate Main Street" from what he called the failed policies of the last four years.
Liberal MLA candidate for Abbotsford South in the 2013 provincial election.
Although he faded at the finish, his outreach to younger, more liberal, and non-traditional voters has definitively shifted the GOP conversation.
A Colorado couple who both graduated from DePauw University have donated $25 million to the private liberal arts college to build a new dining hall and to endow need-based scholarships.
(AP) — A Colorado couple who both graduated from DePauw University have donated $25 million to the private liberal arts college to build a new dining hall and to endow need-based scholarships.
Liberals in dire straits .
And it's not just that he's labeling Huckabee a liberal.
Like many liberals, he does not bother to check the facts.
Eon McKai's Altporn Liberation Army.
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In science:

In this liberate working environment the participants had the chance to experience each other as experts in their field.
Biologists meet statisticians: A workshop for young scientists to foster interdisciplinary team work
We liberate mobile application designers and researchers from these burdens by providing a methodical approach to these challenges.
Practical Context Awareness: Measuring and Utilizing the Context Dependency of Mobile Usage
Kuo, F. Y., Sloan, I. H., Wasilkowski, G. W., Wo ´zniakows ki, H.: Liberating the dimension. J.
Lower Error Bounds for Randomized Multilevel and Changing Dimension Algorithms
Accretion of gas onto the protostar liberates a significant amount of energy, with most of this energy being emitted from regions close to the protostellar surface.
The First Stars
These “original” ejecta may not contain more than a few hundredths of a solar mass, but since ∼8−9 MeV are liberated per baryon, only ∼0.1 solar masses of ejecta are needed to supply approximately one Bethe to the explosion.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
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