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- n. One who is not restrained, as by convention or obligation; a nonconformist.
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- n. One who is a nonconformist or who does not recognize the authority of others.
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- n. someone acting freely or even irresponsibly
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Liutprand, bishop of Cremona, 50 asserted the free spirit of a Frank and the dignity of his master
The British sealers were men of free spirit and raunchy character who had made contact on their own terms with the tribes of the northern coast, purchasing in some cases kidnapping Aborigine women to serve as their concubines and seal-skinning assistants.
Ideally, moreover, the scent should have the capacity to linger, because a free spirit such as Pan could not be expected to go around dabbing at his wrists and neckbones every hour, as if he were a husband-hungry marquise at a Versailles ball.
I designed to have troubled the reader with no farther discourses of Pastorals, but being informed that I am taxed of partiality, in not mentioning an author, whose Eclogues are published in the same volume with Mr. Philips's, I shall employ this paper in observations upon him, written in the free spirit of criticism, and without apprehensions of offending that gentleman, whose character it is, that he takes the greatest care of his works before they are published, and has the least concern for them afterwards.
The Stoic principle, "duty for duty's sake alone", reappears in Kant, with the modification that the norm of right action is not to be regarded as imposed by a Divine will; its original source is the human mind, or the free spirit itself.
Heroldus, Lindenbrogius, &c. At present those laws, (as far as they relate to Gaul,) the history of Gregory of Tours, and all the monuments of the Merovingian race, appear in a pure and perfect state, in the first four volumes of the Historians of France.] 64 In the space of [about] thirty years (1728-1765) this interesting subject has been agitated by the free spirit of the count de Boulainvilliers, (Memoires
To an über-cool lady who’s a ski bum and free spirit just like him.