freely freely  /f ˈri li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a free manner

Usage(s):

  1. Some of the words, and the proportion of each group that used them freely: Coffin: freshmen 89%, seniors 96%, faculty 90%, men 89%, women 90%.
  2. We have sat together for hours debating ideasfreely, openly, even combatively at times.
  3. Officially, China's media report the news freely.

News

  1. Filmmaker Files $50 Million Lawsuit Over The Song 'Happy Birthday'

    No song is better recognised than Happy Birthday to You, but for copyright reasons, anyone wanting to perform it on TV or in a film has to pay a licence fee. Now a film-maker in New York intends to bring a class-action lawsuit to make it freely available to everyone.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  2. PhillyInc: Market wobbles mean markets are working

    I freely admit that I'm a worrywart. While most people are concerned when the stock market plunges, I expend an equal amount of hand-wringing energy when it defies gravity for too long.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  3. BORDENTOWN CITY: Artistspaint town

    BORDENTOWN CITY — Painters returned to paint freely in town this past weekend.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Register-News

Quotes

  1. Frank called the exchange "a tribute to the First Amendment that this kind of vile, contemptible nonsense is so freely propagated."
    on Aug 19, 2009 By: Barney Frank Source: United Press International

  2. "This will address one of the central problems plaguing our financial system -- banks have been unable to borrow money and that has constricted their ability to lend to consumer and businesses," Bush said. "When money flows freely between...
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: President Bush Source: CNN International

  3. Vanhanen told reporters Wednesday the government will reconsider if "people should get access to handguns so freely."
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Matti Vanhanen Source: USA Today

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