Hey, I really am free this time.
You can spend it with a free conscience.
Free elections can be threatening as well, literally to their livelihoods.
His eyes were dancing with amusement as he used one hand to jerk the towel free and expose cut-off blue jeans.
No one is guaranteed a free ride.
He was free, he had nothing but his aim to consider, and he reached it.
When Alex lowered her to the ground, she jerked her hand free and marched off to the house.
She pulled her arm free and hurried to the house.
For the present I am free and am all right.
Feel free to get anything you want out of the attic.
I struggled free but she pushed me down.
She pulled it free, once again compelled to stare at the name written there.
The tang of the untainted, fresh and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought, and the shells and pebbles and the seaweed with tiny living creatures attached to it never lost their fascination for me.
Schedules were exchanged until a free weekend opened up, after our obligatory trip to Iowa and Betsy's parents.
Sort of like a get out of jail free card.
Her hair was free, the long, loose curls cascading down her shoulders and back.
I'm not asking for a free pass.
That would leave him free to go alone.
"I refuse to be free," cried the kitten, in a sharp voice, "unless the Wizard can do his trick with eight piglets.
Especially democracies with free presses.
While we were free to play with it, nothing was required of us.
"I can't have you working for free," I said with a smile.
She says: 'I shall love him always, but let him be free.'
Why should I remember a 'Get out of Jail Free' card and not recognize my own mother, or a picture of my father or sister; or this bratty cousin?
Jule pulled his hands free from the handcuffs and tugged the blanket up.
If you're free, why are you here?
Let it be a free gift to them from the city.
You could have the libertarian state, the green state, the clothing-optional state, the state with free public housing for all, the state where puns are outlawed, the state with a two-drink minimum, the fiercely pro-business state—even a state that guarantees free speech but requires that you sing your speech like a show tune.
Though in the new reign he was free to return to the capitals, he still continued to live in the country, remarking that anyone who wanted to see him could come the hundred miles from Moscow to Bald Hills, while he himself needed no one and nothing.
No one has ever complained yet of being too much loved; and besides, you are free, you could throw it up tomorrow.
He receives his orders and will marry you or anybody; but you are free to choose....
I was so happy, so free, so lighthearted!
"It can't be helped It happens to everyone!" said the son, with a bold, free, and easy tone, while in his soul he regarded himself as a worthless scoundrel whose whole life could not atone for his crime.
(He now felt so glad to be free from his own lawlessness and to submit his will to those who knew the indubitable truth.)
Rostov even noticed that Denisov did not like to be reminded of the regiment, or in general of that other free life which was going on outside the hospital.
On one of his estates the three hundred serfs were liberated and became free agricultural laborers--this being one of the first examples of the kind in Russia.
Natasha had not had a moment free since early morning and had not once had time to think of what lay before her.
The angry borzois whined and getting free of the leash rushed past the horses' feet at the wolf.
Anatole had very soon abandoned his wife and, for a payment which he agreed to send to his father-in-law, had arranged to be free to pass himself off as a bachelor.
He was glad I was free to refuse him.
If in a thousand years even one man in a million could act freely, that is, as he chose, it is evident that one single free act of that man's in violation of the laws governing human action would destroy the possibility of the existence of any laws for the whole of humanity.
Whatever presentation of the activity of many men or of an individual we may consider, we always regard it as the result partly of man's free will and partly of the law of inevitability.
"All the same," he said, "You're entitled to a little free time yourself.
He announced his lab was, "free of any and all ghosts of the past."
If we could convince him to give you free rein to helping us with him remaining totally in the dark, we'd both have what we want.
The driver struck his passenger repeatedly on the side of her head with his free hand as he drove deeper into the wood.
Bumpus sat near the two, acting like a protector and getting free hand pats for his reward.
You got someone free to take a look?
Dusty pulled his phone free and saw Toni's number flash across the screen.
He pulled his phone free, realizing neither Toni nor Darian had checked in for a couple of hours.
Dusty gritted his teeth, feeling much like he was setting a child with a credit card free in a candy store.
The wind snapped free of its bonds, nearly tearing her from his grip with its first gust.
He removed the bulletproof vest and the body armor on his arms and legs to help free his movement.
He released her and pulled free the necklace around his neck.
Sofia exclaimed and balled up her free hand into a fist until her nails bit into flesh.
She'd stepped near him in her dream, until he swiped at her, and she tried to free a scream from her frozen body.
He touched her arm to pull her free, and she jerked as dark visions crossed her thoughts.
In a short time he was free and in the open air.
I see how human ingenuity and new technologies have eliminated previously insoluble problems once we stand back and let free markets do what they do best: direct the allocation of capital to find a solution.
Linda thinks about this and decides she wants to keep it ad-free for now.
These will be waters to navigate carefully, in order to make sure that the right to privacy, a cornerstone of a free society, is not destroyed.
A disease-free future for everyone is within our grasp.
I am fascinated by credit cards and the fact that the entire free enterprise system relies on the honesty of almost all people.
But think about how it could play out: If energy truly were free and unlimited, you could, for instance, power tractors everywhere in the world.
The labor to build it is now robotic and powered by free energy.
And in that future, I believe the world can have—in fact, will have—plentiful, free, clean energy that will result in dramatically lower costs for everything, everywhere.
Technological advances that displace human workers are similar in effect to two other concepts with which we are very familiar in the modern age: outsourcing and free trade.
My purpose is to explain the net effect of free trade, technological advance, and outsourcing on the overall economic system of the planet.
The idea of free trade has divided people for as long as trade has existed.
But in spite of the relative economic displacement they all cause, free trade, outsourcing, and technological displacement all have a positive net effect on the economics of the planet.
But if you can tolerate it, what follows will explain why free trade sometimes hurts the (net) world economy.
We have established that outsourcing, free trade, and technological advance all have the same effect on the system: They lower prices and increase net wealth.
Robots are free from the physical limits our human bodies have.
But I expect that technology and free enterprise will take us across a threshold where things formerly regarded as scarce will not be so any more.
This will create a cascading effect; once energy, for instance, is free, it will make precious metals free.
A poor person with free access to the Internet at the library is wealthier than a poor person with free access to just a library.
In 58 BC, Clodius Pulcher ran on a "free grain for the poor" platform as he tried to become tribune.
Three centuries later, it became a hereditary right and came with a daily ration of two pounds of bread ("Hey, you don't expect us to cook the free grain, do you?") and occasionally included meat, olive oil, and salt.
I enjoy those freedoms much like an interest payment or dividend, and I call it "my right" to free speech.
When all the factories run themselves, when energy is free, when scarcity is ended, when material needs are all met, it will be a different world.
The free enterprise system—the greatest creator of wealth the world has known—will continue to produce the material gains we enjoy today and to reward most those who serve their fellow humans best.
Others say poor nations need to develop free markets in agriculture and strongly discourage government intervention.
The price of such hardware is in free fall.
The old adage is true: There really is no such thing as a free lunch.
In using the phrase, "Necessitous men are not free men," Roosevelt was actually quoting from a decision in a well-known 1762 English legal case.
The full quote runs: "Necessitous men are not, truly speaking, free men, but, to answer a present exigency, will submit to any terms that the crafty may impose upon them."
Tiny countries willing to engage in free trade with their neighbors can prosper.
Free and peaceful societies function best when government is transparent and open.
Free people establish governments to protect their rights.
Prosperity requires civil liberties, prosperity thrives under lower taxes, and prosperity shrivels as wars disrupt the free flow of labor and capital.
My eyes fill with tears now as I think how my mother pressed me close to her, speechless and trembling with delight, taking in every syllable that I spoke, while little Mildred seized my free hand and kissed it and danced, and my father expressed his pride and affection in a big silence.
In the wonderland of Mind I should be as free as another.
The sun and the air are God's free gifts to all we say, but are they so?
My mother and several of my friends said they would help me with the establishment of a public library.
But in the meantime the club has rented a little room in a central part of the town, and the books which we already have are free to all. 3.
A comparative experience drawn from written descriptions and from her teacher's words has kept her free from errors in her use of terms of sound and vision.
They have promised to let me have a free hand and help me as much as possible.
She is not conscious of any reason why she should be awkward; consequently, her movements are free and graceful.
I regard my pupil as a free and active being, whose own spontaneous impulses must be my surest guide.
The whole of my winters, as well as most of my summers, I had free and clear for study.
The laborer's day ends with the going down of the sun, and he is then free to devote himself to his chosen pursuit, independent of his labor; but his employer, who speculates from month to month, has no respite from one end of the year to the other.
Take your time, and set about some free labor.
But I would say to my fellows, once for all, As long as possible live free and uncommitted.
It was worth the while to see the sun shine on these things, and hear the free wind blow on them; so much more interesting most familiar objects look out of doors than in the house.
Rise free from care before the dawn, and seek adventures.
It is remarkable how many creatures live wild and free though secret in the woods, and still sustain themselves in the neighborhood of towns, suspected by hunters only.
If a man is thought-free, fancy-free, imagination-free, that which is not never for a long time appearing to be to him, unwise rulers or reformers cannot fatally interrupt him.
Saying this he again turned round, dropped his hands, took the bottle and lifted it to his lips, threw back his head, and raised his free hand to balance himself.
At nighttime in the moon's fair glow How sweet, as fancies wander free, To feel that in this world there's one Who still is thinking but of thee!
Tell Countess Rostova that she was and is perfectly free and that I wish her all that is good.
If I were not myself, but the handsomest, cleverest, and best man in the world, and were free, I would this moment ask on my knees for your hand and your love!
His mind was occupied by the interests of the center that was conducting a gigantic war, and he was glad to be free for a while from the distraction caused by the thought of Kuragin.
After those involuntary words--that if he were free he would have asked on his knees for her hand and her love--uttered at a moment when she was so strongly agitated, Pierre never spoke to Natasha of his feelings; and it seemed plain to her that those words, which had then so comforted her, were spoken as all sorts of meaningless words are spoken to comfort a crying child.
Napoleon, after making the Cossack a present, had him set free like a bird restored to its native fields.
Thoughts that had not entered her mind for years--thoughts of a life free from the fear of her father, and even the possibility of love and of family happiness--floated continually in her imagination like temptations of the devil.
Another prodded his horse with the butt end of a musket, and Pierre, bending over his saddlebow and hardly able to control his shying horse, galloped ahead of the soldiers where there was a free space.
He saw the senior officer lying on the earth wall with his back turned as if he were examining something down below and that one of the soldiers he had noticed before was struggling forward shouting "Brothers!" and trying to free himself from some men who were holding him by the arm.
But something had to be decided, and these conversations around him which were assuming too free a character must be stopped.
And as it always happens in contests of cunning that a stupid person gets the better of cleverer ones, Helene--having realized that the main object of all these words and all this trouble was, after converting her to Catholicism, to obtain money from her for Jesuit institutions (as to which she received indications)-before parting with her money insisted that the various operations necessary to free her from her husband should be performed.
The publican was fighting one of the smiths at the door, and when the workmen came out the smith, wrenching himself free from the tavern keeper, fell face downward on the pavement.
When--free from soldiers, wagons, and the filthy traces of a camp--he saw villages with peasants and peasant women, gentlemen's country houses, fields where cattle were grazing, posthouses with stationmasters asleep in them, he rejoiced as though seeing all this for the first time.
His particularly free manner of dancing even surprised them all.
To be free, released from Sonya...
(2) Such supplies will be bought from them at such prices as seller and buyer may agree on, and if a seller is unable to obtain a fair price he will be free to take his goods back to his village and no one may hinder him under any pretense.
He had learned that as there is no condition in which man can be happy and entirely free, so there is no condition in which he need be unhappy and lack freedom.
It was already past midnight, the hour when Karataev was usually free of his fever and particularly lively.
The people had a single aim: to free their land from invasion.
Only when alone together were they free from such outrage and pain.
He felt himself not only free from social obligations but also from that feeling which, it seemed to him, he had aroused in himself.
"Yes, is there a family free from sorrow now?" said Pierre, addressing Natasha.
Evidently it has to be so, said he to himself, and hastily undressing he got into bed, happy and agitated but free from hesitation or indecision.
One matter connected with his management sometimes worried Nicholas, and that was his quick temper together with his old hussar habit of making free use of his fists.
At the end of the eighteenth century there were a couple of dozen men in Paris who began to talk about all men being free and equal.
The presence of the problem of man's free will, though unexpressed, is felt at every step of history.
If the will of every man were free, that is, if each man could act as he pleased, all history would be a series of disconnected incidents.
If there be a single law governing the actions of men, free will cannot exist, for then man's will is subject to that law.
Were it not free it could not be limited.
How should the past life of nations and of humanity be regarded--as the result of the free, or as the result of the constrained, activity of man?
In actual life each historic event, each human action, is very clearly and definitely understood without any sense of contradiction, although each event presents itself as partly free and partly compulsory.
A sinking man who clutches at another and drowns him; or a hungry mother exhausted by feeding her baby, who steals some food; or a man trained to discipline who on duty at the word of command kills a defenseless man-- seem less guilty, that is, less free and more subject to the law of necessity, to one who knows the circumstances in which these people were placed, and more free to one who does not know that the man was himself drowning, that the mother was hungry, that the soldier was in the ranks, and so on.
It is the reason why the life and activity of people who lived centuries ago and are connected with me in time cannot seem to me as free as the life of a contemporary, the consequences of which are still unknown to me.
In history we find a very similar progress of conviction concerning the part played by free will in the general affairs of humanity.
The farther back in history the object of our observation lies, the more doubtful does the free will of those concerned in the event become and the more manifest the law of inevitability.
If we have a large range of examples, if our observation is constantly directed to seeking the correlation of cause and effect in people's actions, their actions appear to us more under compulsion and less free the more correctly we connect the effects with the causes.
My action seems to me free; but asking myself whether I could raise my arm in every direction, I see that I raised it in the direction in which there was least obstruction to that action either from things around me or from the construction of my own body.
For my action to be free it was necessary that it should encounter no obstacles.
To conceive of a man being free we must imagine him outside space, which is evidently impossible.
For if I examine an action committed a second ago I must still recognize it as not being free, for it is irrevocably linked to the moment at which it was committed.
To imagine it as free, it is necessary to imagine it in the present, on the boundary between the past and the future--that is, outside time, which is impossible.
Man's free will differs from every other force in that man is directly conscious of it, but in the eyes of reason it in no way differs from any other force.
And as the undefinable essence of the force moving the heavenly bodies, the undefinable essence of the forces of heat and electricity, or of chemical affinity, or of the vital force, forms the content of astronomy, physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, and so on, just in the same way does the force of free will form the content of history.
But just as the subject of every science is the manifestation of this unknown essence of life while that essence itself can only be the subject of metaphysics, even the manifestation of the force of free will in human beings in space, in time, and in dependence on cause forms the subject of history, while free will itself is the subject of metaphysics.
So also in history what is known to us we call laws of inevitability, what is unknown we call free will.
Free will is for history only an expression for the unknown remainder of what we know about the laws of human life.
The recognition of man's free will as something capable of influencing historical events, that is, as not subject to laws, is the same for history as the recognition of a free force moving the heavenly bodies would be for astronomy.
If any single action is due to free will, then not a single historical law can exist, nor any conception of historical events.
From the standpoint from which the science of history now regards its subject on the path it now follows, seeking the causes of events in man's freewill, a scientific enunciation of those laws is impossible, for however man's free will may be restricted, as soon as we recognize it as a force not subject to law, the existence of law becomes impossible.
In other words, when he shook himself free of his current family, he would come to Dulce.
Once free of the vehicle she took a deep breath and turned to face her rescuer.
She turned her face away, twisting free of his arms.
"Brandon," Adrienne gasped, trying to squirm free of his grasp.
In her room she threw herself on the bed and sobbed herself free of tears.
The rest of the time you're free to do as you please.
She shook her head free of pointless thoughts and began dusting.
She jerked her hand free and darted past the wide-eyed Claudette - up the stairs and into the safety of her room.
He drew his mount to a halt beside her and kicked one foot free of the stirrup, offering a hand up.
Give Daniel Brennan a free hand and we'll both have what we want.
Martha, free to indulge, surprised me by drinking more than her share, an uncommon practice on her part.
While I wanted to wake Betsy and explain the situation I felt following Julie's directive might free her to be more forthcoming.
Naturally, the statute of limitations has expired so he's as free as a summer breeze.
He wants me to get you to talk to that sex offender who's free; the one they thought killed Annie.
No one's identified the baby, legitimately…just whackos looking for a free baby and publicity.
The government agents who dogged him have given up chase for the so called tipster so he is free to finally enjoy his retirement.
She pulled it free to see a text from Dusty.
He pulled free a knife and flipped it in the air, catching it.
She tried to yank free, and he pulled her body against his, moving them both into the alcove.
"So Charlie just roams free in the house?" he asked.
I just need to know where they are, so I can free them.
As if in a dream, she pulled it free and answered.
Unhitch those tugs, Zeb, and set me free from the buggy, so I can fight comfortably.
Where the hazel bank is steepest, Where the shadow falls the deepest, Where the clustering nuts fall free, That's the way for Billy and me.
When you trade with someone in a free market, you are giving up something you have for something the other person has, which you value more.
The second is through the division of labor and free trade.
Water isn't free; someone is paying a bill to purify the water that comes through that fountain.
I would rather ride on earth in an ox cart, with a free circulation, than go to heaven in the fancy car of an excursion train and breathe a malaria all the way.
The best works of art are the expression of man's struggle to free himself from this condition, but the effect of our art is merely to make this low state comfortable and that higher state to be forgotten.
This town is said to have the largest houses for oxen, cows, and horses hereabouts, and it is not behindhand in its public buildings; but there are very few halls for free worship or free speech in this county.
Kicking his foot free of the stirrup, he offered her a hand, never taking his eyes off Señor Medena.
The funny thing is, the Watcher told me that any Original Being that was set free would destroy the world.
Thus our conception of free will and inevitability gradually diminishes or increases according to the greater or lesser connection with the external world, the greater or lesser remoteness of time, and the greater or lesser dependence on the causes in relation to which we contemplate a man's life.