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1‘the prisoners made a desperate bid for freedom’
liberty, liberation, release, emancipation, deliverance, delivery, discharge, non-confinement, extrication
2‘a national revolution was the only path to freedom’
independence, self-government, self-determination, self-legislation, self rule, home rule, sovereignty, autonomy, autarky, democracy
self-sufficiency, individualism, separation, non-alignment
3‘they want freedom from local political accountability’
exemption, immunity, dispensation, exception, exclusion, release, relief, reprieve, absolution, exoneration
informal letting off, a let-off
4‘the law interfered with their freedom of expression’
right to, entitlement to
privilege, prerogative, due
5‘patients have more freedom to choose who treats them’
scope, latitude, leeway, margin, flexibility, facility, space, breathing space, room, elbow room
licence, leave, free rein, a free hand
6‘I admire her freedom of manner’
naturalness, openness, lack of inhibition, lack of reserve, casualness, informality, lack of ceremony, spontaneity, ingenuousness
7‘he treats her with too much freedom’
familiarity, overfamiliarity, presumption, forwardness
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