from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who believes in or practices free-love.
- n. one who avows or practices free love.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who advocates the doctrines and practices of free love.
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Mrs. Woodhull was called a "free-lover," or did she actually advocate promiscuity?
In America, the law recognizes only Monogamy; but domestic unhappiness is a prominent feature of our national life; therefore, argues the would-be free-lover, monogamy does not accord with the best interests of mankind.
Hottentot, no Fourierite, no free-lover, no latter-day-saint, no carping philosopher, superlatively wise in his own conceit.
Here is an astounding piece by actor, Gary Graham (Star Trek: Enterprise), posted over at BigHollywood. com, about his journey from being a pot-smoking, baby-boom, free-lover and pro-choicer, into being a shell-shocked, "I killed my own children" pro-lifer.
"Jennie explained to me that she was a free-lover; she told me all about free love.
The man of letters who is poisoned by it never writes another line worth reading; the preacher who tampers with it ends a materialist or atheist; the philanthropist bitten by it, from just a plain fool, develops a madman; while the home-builder turns free-lover and rake under its teachings. "