free world

noun, often capitalized F&W

Definition of free world

: the part of the world where democracy and capitalism or moderate socialism rather than totalitarian or Communist political and economic systems prevail

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Recent Examples on the Web And so, the question remains: Is running South Bend significant enough experience to prepare Buttigieg to be leader of the free world?, "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 29 Nov. 2019 The initiative partners with Lawson State Community College, the Dannon Project and the Steel Workers Trust, as well as multiple employers across central Alabama, to better equip offenders for entry back into the free world. Carol Robinson |, al, "’It changed me’: 19 Jefferson County inmates graduate from new reentry program, ready to work," 15 Nov. 2019 This is the formal federal process wherein congress investigates claims of wrongdoing against the sitting leader of the free world. Wired, "How to Watch the Donald Trump Impeachment Hearings," 12 Nov. 2019 Misleaders of the free world Boris Johnson’s first notable act was to be fired from a newspaper for making up a quote. The Economist, "You really can fool some of the people, all of the time," 2 Nov. 2019 Time and time again, the American people have shown that they can’t be trusted to choose the leader of the free world with such a simplistic electoral method. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "The Case Against the Popular Vote," 20 Sep. 2019 This is probably not the best name for a streaming platform that is connected to a social media platform that has a sordid history of violating the privacy of most of the free world. Clarkisha Kent,, "The unofficial ranking of TV streaming platform names, from most creative to most roastable," 19 Sep. 2019 Last year, more than 53 million smart speakers were sold or distributed free world-wide, according to estimates from Futuresource Consulting. Parmy Olson, WSJ, "Google Contractors Listen to Recordings of People Using Virtual Assistant," 11 July 2019 And superhero stories more generally have always been about fighting whatever forces are threatening humanity and the free world. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Spider-Man: Far From Home turns a class-conscious hero into a tech bro," 3 July 2019

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Free world.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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