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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of emancipate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. free from traditional social restraints; -- used especially of women.
  • adj. freed from bondage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. free from traditional social restraints

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Examples

  • She must be in Heaven now, continuously interceding for us, her crusade for a free Filipino, emancipated from the evils of corruption.

    Global Voices in English » Philippines: People mourn death of Corazon Aquino

  • May she at last be frankly fat, emancipated from the frantic remodelings at the hands of corsetière and couturière?

    Stylish Stouts

  • I considered myself absolutely, eternally, delightfully emancipated from the yoke of indefensible superstitions.

    The Promised Land

  • Men only just emancipated from the yoke of slavery felt themselves called to enter the ministry and to preach the gospel to their own people.

    Religious Bodies: 1906

  • That a being so young, so lovely, and so interesting, just emancipated from the gloom of a convent, unknowing of the world and to the world unknown, should thus have been wrecked on a sea of troubles, and thrown on the mercy of strangers under circumstances so dreadful, so uncontrollable, and not have sunk to rise no more, must be the wonder of every one.

    The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B.

  • One finds at Johnstown now, beautiful churches, ornamented cemeteries, and cheerful men and women, quite emancipated from the nonsense and terrors of the old theologies.

    Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897

  • At an age when girls are generally at school, or indeed scarcely emancipated from the nursery, I was presented in society as a wife – and very nearly as a mother.

    Memoirs of Mary Robinson

  • Everhard found himself now for the first time for many years entirely emancipated from the strain of a false position: - he had neither to endure clamorous abuse nor the heated atmosphere of his own reputation; he was there amongst his brethren, dwelling as kings amongst each other, in a majestic simplicity of thought and speech.

    Zoe: The History of Two Lives

  • In the course of natural development, Cecily, whilst still a girl, threw for ever behind her all superstitions and harassing doubts; she was in the true sense "emancipated" -- a word Edward Spence was accustomed to use jestingly.

    The Emancipated

  • By and by he began to talk with the children about the nerves, which he called electric wires carrying messages to the brain; which delighted the children: and I said in deep reverence, Thank God, that man has been emancipated from the kitchen! he will work out his own salvation: the golden key of the universe has he grasped with his own right hand, and it will open to him every door in the arcana of Nature.

    Man's Rights: or, How Would You Like It?

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