freedom fighter


: a person who takes part in a resistance movement against an oppressive political or social establishment

Examples of freedom fighter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No one was surprised that Trump failed to honor Navalny, a true freedom fighter. Tom Zirpoli, Baltimore Sun, 29 Feb. 2024 His latest mission: team up with freedom fighter Drea (Kurylenko) to recover the Mona Lisa before an unhinged warlord gets there first. Alex Ritman, Variety, 10 May 2024 Where to stay Built in the early 1900s, restored B&B Lal Bari formerly served as a meeting place for freedom fighters and was even visited by Indira Gandhi. Diya Kohli, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 May 2024 For many Western viewers, their first exposure to the Ramayana’s influence was the Oscar-winning, crossover Tollywood hit RRR, whose climax transformed real-world freedom fighters Alluri Sitaram Raju (Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (N.T. Rama Rao Jr.) into avatars for Ram and Hanuman respectively. Siddhant Adlakha, TIME, 5 Apr. 2024 But Paul, deemed a potential messiah by a group of freedom fighters called the Fremen, wrestles with the consequences of trying to lead people who believe in him. Herb Scribner, Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2024 Daniel Kaluuya also joins the cast as Hobie Brown, a mohawk-clad, guitar-carrying freedom fighter who goes by Spider-Punk. Devan Coggan,, 8 May 2023 The song unfurls as an homage to an unlikely Mexican antihero turned freedom fighter, inspired by a television hit series from the 1950s. Isabela Raygoza, Billboard, 14 Dec. 2023 The daughter of an Indian aviator and daredevil freedom fighter, Ms. Mehta spent years moving between three continents, living in New Delhi, London and New York with her husband, one of the most renowned editors in English-language literature. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of freedom fighter was in 1910

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“Freedom fighter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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freedom fighter

: a person who takes part in a movement against an oppressive political or social system

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