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1‘individuals should enjoy the liberty to pursue their own interests and preferences’
freedom, independence, free rein, freeness, licence, self-determination
free will, latitude, option, choice
volition, non-compulsion, non-coercion, non-confinement
leeway, margin, scope, elbow room
2‘parliamentary government is the essence of British liberty’
independence, freedom, autonomy, sovereignty, self government, self rule, self determination, home rule
civil liberties, civil rights, human rights
3‘no man who was born free would be contented to be penned up and denied the liberty to go where he pleases’
right, birthright, opportunity, facility, prerogative, entitlement, privilege, permission, sanction, leave, consent, authorization, authority, licence, clearance, blessing, dispensation, exemption, faculty
1‘he was at liberty for three months before he was recaptured’
free, on the loose, loose, set loose, at large, unconfined, roaming
unbound, untied, unchained, unshackled, unfettered, unrestrained, unrestricted, wild, untrammelled
in captivity, imprisoned
2‘your great aunt was at liberty to divide her estate how she chose’
free, permitted, allowed, authorized, able, entitled, eligible, fit
unconstrained, unrestricted, unhindered, without constraint
‘you've already taken too many liberties with me’
act with overfamiliarity, act with familiarity, show disrespect, act with impropriety, act indecorously, be impudent, commit a breach of etiquette, act with boldness, act with impertinence, show insolence, show impudence, show presumptuousness, show presumption, show forwardness, show audacity, be unrestrained
take advantage of, exploit
be polite, show consideration
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