free world


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

Examples of free world in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like Ford and Wardlow, a lot of the men on the row came to prison at a young age and never had a chance to be adults in the free world. Krista Stevens, Longreads, 4 Sep. 2023 And of course, one of them seeks to regain the title of leader of the free world. Danny Hakim, New York Times, 28 Aug. 2023 And, of course, one of them seeks to regain the title of leader of the free world. Danny Hakim,, 26 Aug. 2023 Ramaswamy’s age, political inexperience and foreign policy beliefs that buck traditional GOP orthodoxy about the United States’ role as leader of the free world all drew attacks during Wednesday’s debate. Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2023 McBride reminded Biden that members of the trans community take great comfort in seeing the leader of the free world fight to protect their rights. USA TODAY, 20 Aug. 2023 Such norms, standards, and regulations must accord with a liberal-democratic vision of a free world, with a basis in civil liberties, human rights, and the rule of law. Mauritz Kop, Fortune, 16 May 2023 Some went into hiding or fled the country while seeking asylum in the free world. Jan Goldsmith, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Aug. 2023 Stamped in magenta script on the picture of the leader of the free world: Barbie. Time, 26 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of free world was in 1940

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“Free world.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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