Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not restrained in the use of the feet; hence, unrestricted in movement or action; foot-loose.

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Examples

  • Some military commanders say that's because they're on the run and they can't maintain a physical base anymore, but with an insurgency that's free-footed and becoming more adept at these asymmetric tactics, it's becoming more and more difficult for the military to defeat them in the classic sense.

    Proxy Attack?

  • An assurance of "some time this week" was not sufficiently definite from a free-footed housekeeper's point of view, and Mrs. Todd put aside all herb-gathering plans, and went through the various stages of expectation, provocation, and despair.

    A Strange Sail

  • Bostil's boatmen, Shugrue and Somers, stood knee-deep in the quicksand of the bar, and their efforts to keep free-footed were as strenuous as their handling of the sheep.

    Wildfire

  • Life must have been noble and solemn to those free-footed, loose-robed fathers of the human race, walking hand in hand with God under the great sky.

    Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

  • So she raised the window, and flung the mocking-bird up into the air, and it came down and dropped into the old willow-tree beneath, and there set up a concert the Sabbath morning might have been proud of, when, in the corn-fields, the free-footed Saviour went plucking the milky ears.

    The Entailed Hat Or, Patty Cannon's Times

  • upon this problem which currently ranges free-footed.

    Hamlet 3:3

  • "some time this week" was not sufficiently definite from a free-footed housekeeper's point of view, and Mrs. Todd put aside all herb-gathering plans, and went through the various stages of expectation, provocation, and despair.

    The Country of the Pointed Firs

  • It will interest old and young, city-bound and free-footed, those who know animals and those who do not. "

    The Last Woman

  • And why should the raclan go free-footed when she drew her rom to be slaughtered like a pig? "

    Red Money

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