free-will

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a free-will Of or pertaining to free will; voluntary; spontaneous; as, a freewill offering.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Any free-moving liquid in outer space will form itself into a sphere, because of it's surface tension.
    • Free-will freedom of the will from restraint: liberty of choice: power of self-determination
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Quotations

  • Hanmer Parsons Grant
    Hanmer Parsons Grant
    “We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.”
  • Julius Robert Oppenheimer
    Julius Robert Oppenheimer
    “As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.”
  • Laurence J. Peter
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    “Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.”
  • Wernher Von Braun
    Wernher Von Braun
    “It will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It will open to him the gates of heaven.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “The law will never make men free, it is men that have to make the law free.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. [John 8:32]”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

You say that if Kansas fairly votes herself a free State, as a Christian you will rejoice at it.
"Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865" by Abraham Lincoln
They will be as glad to be free as we shall be to set them free.
"The New Freedom" by Woodrow Wilson
You have your free will in the matter.
"Varney the Vampire" by Thomas Preskett Prest
I will be free in a few months.
"The Stowmarket Mystery" by Louis Tracy
I think in the free air we will know what is right, better.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. July, 1863, No. LXIX." by Various
Of course, we have no entire free-will in so important a matter.
"Prose Fancies" by Richard Le Gallienne
I will quit this light from mine eyes free, offering my body to Pluto.
"The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I." by Euripides
And the name of 'hands-upper' was earned by those burghers who of their own free will surrendered to the enemy.
"On Commando" by Dietlof Van Warmelo
He shall never know, and I shall be a bondsman still, for I will never be free till thou, my King, shall set me free.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
If in fact it is from the will that our notion of freedom is derived, is it not unreasonable to say that the will is not free?
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
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In poetry:

A sky-lark stolen from its nest
Sang on her finger, though he knew
His unclipped wings were free to soar
At will into the heaven's blue;
"Goody Two-Shoes" by Clara Doty Bates
Reveal the primal mandate still
Which Chaos heard and ceased to be,
Trace on mid-air th' Eternal Will
In signs of fire: "Let man be free!"
"The Bartholdi Statue" by John Greenleaf Whittier
'Tis Christ our God, Who far on high
Had heard your sad and bitter cry;
Himself will your Salvation be,
Himself from sin will make you free.
"From Heaven Above to Earth I Come" by Martin Luther
Here they lie who once learned here
All that is taught of hurt or fear;
Dead, but by free will they died:
They were true men, they had pride.
"Here They Lie" by Robert Graves
-Why do you call us?
You know our price. It
never changes. Death of
you will give you life
& free you from a vile
fate. But is is getting late.
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
“If you will let his young soul go free,
I will serve you true and well,
For seven long years to be your slave
In the bitterest place of hell."
"The Woman Who Went To Hell [An Irish Legend]" by Dora Sigerson Shorter

In news:

Lawyer volunteers will answer phones at four locations around the state from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Any Illinois resident can call 1-800-252-8908, toll-free, or a local number in some areas for a free phone consultation with a lawyer.
There will also be children's games and activities, workshop raffles, free admission and free popcorn.
Dinner is by free-will donation.
New tracks will arrive every two weeks, and all will be available for free download.
This free event will be held in the Visitor Center Auditorium and will feature 11 musicians lead by Director Lynn Vartan.
A free-will donation is requested for admission.
A free will donation will be accepted.
Flagship Free Will Baptist Church began meeting in a YMCA before finding an empty church building to rent.
The United Methodist Church will hold the annual free-will turkey dinner Sunday, Nov 18 at the church fellowship hall, 8 Prospect St. 30 am to 1 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 pm at Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev.
COLOMA — Lakeland HealthCare will offer the following programs at Paw Paw Lake Medical Center, 6559 Paw Paw Ave. Smoke-Free Life, a program to help people quit smoking, will be from 6 to 7 pm Nov 15.
Fact sheets on planting and transplanting perennials will be available for free, along with free handouts on a variety of other gardening and resource conservation topics.
Lee will be a free agent by the weekend, and, probably, never will pitch for Texas again.
Mitsubishi Imaging (MPM), Inc (Booth 845) will preview its chemistry-free, violet-sensitive DigiPlate CTP System, comprised of the chemistry-free PDP-VL DigiPlate and PDP violet CTP platesetter.
Southworth powered turntables are truly industrial-duty turntables that will take the abuse of demanding applications and provide years of maintenance-free and trouble-free service.
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In science:

Now the proof of existence of the asymptotic free energy for this model is routine and for almost every tree sequence the expression for free energy will be same as that of the deterministic tree model where k(i,N ) N → pi for 1 ≤ i ≤ n.
Contributions to Random Energy Models
While we would be free at this point to assume ˆH is nonabelian, we need some of these results in the following section in a broader context, so any assumptions needed on H or ˆH will be stated explicitly as required; and otherwise we will take note of their absence.
Minimal connected simple groups of finite Morley rank with strongly embedded subgroups
Rather than looking at quantum physics as the model for explaining free will, one should look at free will as a primitive principle for explaining why the laws of Nature are quantum.
Quantum randomness can be controlled by free will -a consequence of the before-before experiment
When I typewrite this article, I assume that I am governing the movements of my fingers through my free will.
Quantum randomness can be controlled by free will -a consequence of the before-before experiment
It is possible in principle that an unobservable mental variable (a free willed intellect) influences the order of the bits during a time, and encodes a message in the string.
Quantum randomness can be controlled by free will -a consequence of the before-before experiment
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