liberation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n liberation the act of liberating someone or something
    • n liberation the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
    • n liberation the attempt to achieve equal rights or status "she worked for women's liberation"
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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 Liberation lĭb`ẽr*ā"shŭn The act of liberating or the state of being liberated. "This mode of analysis requires perfect liberation from all prejudged system."
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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 liberation The act of liberating or setting free; deliverance from restraint or confinement; enlargement; disengagement, as from constraint or obligation, or from mixture: as, liberation from prison or from debt; the liberation of a country from tyrannical government; the liberation of a gas.
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Quotations

  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal.”
  • Lionel Trilling
    Lionel%20Trilling
    “We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A liberal is a socialist with a wife and two children.”
  • Angela Y. Davis
    Angela Y. Davis
    “We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.”
  • Carl Rowan
    Carl Rowan
    “The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.”
  • Heywood Broun
    Heywood%20Broun
    “A liberal is a man who leaves a room when the fight begins.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. liberatio,: cf. F. libération,. Cf. Livraison

Usage

In literature:

There was now a Liberal party seeking to overturn President Miraflores.
"Cabbages and Kings" by O. Henry
Do not give him more money, but promise a liberal reward if he brings thee certain information.
"Quo Vadis" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
The expression is organic, or the new type which things themselves take when liberated.
"Essays, Second Series" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sam had been ordered to take it liberally, and perhaps thought Peter too should be safeguarded.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Slaveholders came into free States to liberate their slaves.
"The Anti-Slavery Crusade" by Jesse Macy
They could not fail to contrast autocracy in Brazil with the liberal ideas that had made headway elsewhere in Spanish America.
"The Hispanic Nations of the New World" by William R. Shepherd
Everybody in Mariposa is either a Liberal or a Conservative or else is both.
"Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town" by Stephen Leacock
I ordered the jailers' books to be brought to me, and finding that some hostages were still in confinement I liberated them.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
The Obscurer was a Tory paper and Harlow was a member of the local Liberal club.
"The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists" by Robert Tressell
I cannot explain it all to you, but it is his duty to contest the county on the Liberal side.
"The Duke's Children" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

The born-child of a Power that lives
Because it will and can,
A Love whose slightest motion gives,
A Freedom that forever strives
To liberate his Man.
"Sunday" by George MacDonald
I remember how the Spring,
Liberal-lapped, bewildered its
Acred orchards, murmuring,
Kissed to blossom; budded bits
Where the wood-thrush came to sing.
"The Old Farm" by Madison Julius Cawein
We miss her when the liberal hand
Relieves a thirsting soil,
And when the Blessed Church demands
Assistance for the mission bands
That on her frontier toil.
"Miss Elizabeth Brinley," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
And liberal Stuart granted broad and free
Bound'ries which still the annalist may boast--
Limits which ran "throughout from sea to sea,"
And far along the coast!
"Arms And The Man - The Old Dominion" by James Barron Hope
For this Liberal diet
Has filled him right out;
He has grown very quiet,
Exceedingly stout,
And he's taken a nap after dinner,
And has slept the session quite out.
"The Over-Fed Fuse" by C J Dennis
Ah, goddess! would thou couldst thy hand withhold
And be less liberal to gold;
Didst thou less value to it give,
Of how much care, alas! mightst thou poor man relieve!
"Hymn. To Light" by Abraham Cowley

In news:

My peers, that is, liberal arts educated, urban aesthetes, have been preoccupied since graduation with their path in this world.
How the Left's Quest for Social Justice Corrupted Liberalism with Donald T Critchlow, Arizona State University (Heritage Foundation).
Reducing nuclear arms, corrupting liberalism and more.
Couch potato es, your liberation is at hand.
Business Secretary Vince Cable has said that Liberal Democrats remain committed to pursuing a property-based tax on wealthy homeowners, as a price for agreeing to welfare cuts.
Some 2,500 Liberal delegates will choose the next premier of Ontario on the weekend of Jan 25Is.
Liberals to choose new premier Jan 25.
The Catholic hierarchy is walling itself off ideologically, intensifying its campaign to slam shut church windows opened by the liberalizing Second Vatican Council.
Paper-thin cover for liberal agenda.
The most interesting bit I picked up about J Street in reporting on its inaugural conference this week: The liberal Jewish group is not seeking to influence President Obama's Middle East policy.
His mention of the 'tea party' in reporting about the Colorado massacre is an instance of liberal journalists' reflex to prove their suspicions of right-wing plots.
Movement Liberals Cannot Credibly Demand Judicial Restraint.
Liberals have used online forums to express some ugly sentiments about Tropical Storm (and now Hurricane) Isaac, and its passage near the site of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.
Democrats, liberals and (to a lesser extent) independents and moderates generally do not disapprove , while Republicans and conservatives generally do.
Divestment petitions are circulating at colleges around the country, especially at liberal Northeastern colleges such as Vassar, Harvard, Brown and the University of Vermont.
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In science:

They constrain revisions in the way they treat their left argument, the theory to be revised (in this respect the AGM postulates are extremely, probably excessively, liberal) and they imply highly non-trivial properties for iterated revisions.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
If they are liberated by sputtering over a sweptup column of order 1018 cm−2 (Vancura et al. 1994), the peak will be suppressed.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
Below the wires, at a distance of 3 mm, four anodes are used to collect the total charge liberated in the event.
The LXeGRIT Compton Telescope Prototype: Current Status and Future Prospects
We investigate a hierarchical structure formation scenario in which galaxy stellar cores are created from the binding energy liberated by shrinking supermassive black hole (SMBH) binaries.
The formation of galaxy stellar cores by the hierarchical merging of supermassive black holes
In the next section we expand upon Paper I and describe a scheme for generating low-density cores out of a preexisting stellar cusps from the binding energy liberated by shrinking SMBH binaries.
The formation of galaxy stellar cores by the hierarchical merging of supermassive black holes
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