Definitions

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  • adv. Without paying.
  • adv. Without effort; as a useful side-effect of something that was to be done anyway.

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

  • adv. without payment

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Examples

  • That way, there will be citizen rolls and the apparatus to issue grain chits, be they for free grain or that one subsidized monthly medimnus.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • You can also download copies for free at www.thebestlife.com/motivation.

    The Life You Want

  • I have found that after all is said and done, having my say and doing it for free is my therapy for poststardom soul retrieval.

    Roseanne Archy

  • You can download this log for free by going to www.thebestlife.com/ motivation.

    The Life You Want

  • Onscreen PAUL GALANTI, POW JANUARY 1966–FEBRUARY 1973: John Kerry gave the enemy for free what I and many of my comrades in North Vietnam in the prison camps took torture to avoid saying.

    HOW EVIL WORKS

  • A homeless man in Santa Monica, California, expresses his opinion about a community issue through the Public Electronic Network PEN, which he accesses for free through a local library.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • This year, Parks Canada is opening the gates and welcoming visitors into their national parks, national historic sites and National Marine Conservation Areas for free on Parks Day,

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

  • Anyone within the entire metropolitan region, which included many counties in Westchester and the Hudson Valley and New Jersey, was urged to call an 800 number to get a referral for free counseling from one of the hundreds of agencies contracted by Project Liberty.

    The Truth About Grief

  • Gluttony: I have, on more than one occasion, eaten the entire gut-buster ice-cream sundae at the Dairy Hut that you get for free if you can finish it.

    What Would Emma Do?

  • Blank worksheets are in appendix 4, or you can download them for free at www.thebestlife.com/motivation.

    The Life You Want

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  • The use of "for free" in (mostly advertising) copy is not correct. In the context of pricing or cost, "free", like "cheap", is an adjective. You would not say "You can get things here for cheap" and you should not say "You can get things here for free". "For" is a preposition and can only be followed by certain words or phrases. (e.g. This is for you. And: This blade is used for cutting some of our toughest materials). Like the words "slow" and "slim", "free" can either be an adjective (e.g. Get your free sample here) or a verb (e.g. I will free the bird from its cage), but it is not the kind of word - such as a noun or a pronoun - that can be preceded by a preposition.

    June 27, 2009