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- n. The right of citizens to speak, or otherwise communicate, without fear of harm or prosecution.
- n. Used other than as an idiom: see freedom, speech.
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- n. a civil right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution
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Mr. Palfrey's resolution was also lost; but the boldness with which Giddings and others avowed their opinions, and the freedom of speech which they used on the subject of slavery, afforded abundant proof that the gagging system which had prevailed so long in Congress had come at last to an end.
The Pagans were indulged in the most licentious freedom of speech and writing; the historical and philosophic remains of Eunapius, Zosimus,
There is in it an enlarged liberty and freedom of speech in prayer unto God; so the word signifies.
Living as she did in the very last few days of the American Empire, under the occupation of bores and minutiae masters, when freedom of speech in any form by any woman was unofficially illegal, Barr never could find any critique of her work that had any intelligence to it whatsoever, except for John Lahr’s piece on her in The New Yorker, thanks to Tina Brown, then editor.
I settled in at BC, was elected to the board of directors of the National Debate Tournament, and began teaching courses in freedom of speech for which Larry Tribe, now a professor at Harvard Law, was once again my tutor.
And Blackwood's Magazine, which the Ruskins, as Edinburgh people and admirers of Christopher North, read with respect, spoke about Turner, in a review of the picture-season, with that freedom of speech which Scotch reviewers claim as a heritage from the days of Jeffrey.
A year later he caused a new series of press laws to be presented to the Reichstag, which contained such arbitrary provisions for stamping out the remaining liberties of the press that even the Cologne Gazette denounced it as “putting a frightful weapon into the hands of the government for suppressing freedom of speech and silencing opposition.”
It was before him again in its completeness—the choice in which she was content to rest: in the stupid costliness of the food and the showy dulness of the talk, in the freedom of speech which never arrived at wit and the freedom of act which never made for romance.