Definitions

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  • adjective permitting or conducive to the reduction of restraints on behavior.

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  • verb Present participle of emancipate.

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Examples

  • He was more interested in emancipating the dispossessed than in celebrating the body or floating the signifier.

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  • Carlyle is gratified (as he could not but be) with your "kindest regards" intercalated so mindfully into your wishes for my success in emancipating myself.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • I do not enumerate his amazing successes in guiding the ship of state through as heavy a storm as ever beat and blew; in leading us to conclusions of the most wonderful character, as official commander-in chief of the power of the nation; in emancipating from the fetters of slavery an entire race of human beings.

    The Death of President Lincoln

  • Congress, by a vote of 77 against 33, has given leave to report a bill appropriating 20,000,000 dols. to Missouri to aid her in emancipating her slaves.

    Foreign and Colonial News

  • But the timing of it for me was kind of emancipating in that I'd just finished promoting

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  • Third, they demand the right to a free, empowering, and "emancipating" education that emphasizes the importance of social movements, dissent, and combating forms of oppression personally and structurally.

    Students for a Democratic Society

  • Imagining a Germany in the middle of the road - International Herald Tribune BERLIN: Could you get elected German chancellor Sept. 27 next year if your opponents say your goals are "emancipating" Germany and Europe from the United States, and setting a policy course for a Europe "equidistant" between Russia and the Americans?

    European Tribune

  • And being the Schroeder man that he is, it is only a matter of time before Steinmeier must begin the rhetoric about "emancipating" Germany and Europe from the United States and begin playing with the division between the pro - and anti-American factions in Europe, always a big vote-getter in Germany.

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