freedom fighter


Definition of 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 In recent years, al-Qaeda terrorists have rebranded themselves as freedom fighters opposing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Rachel Marsden, Twin Cities, "Rachel Marsden: U.S. still hasn’t punished everyone responsible for 9/11," 11 Sep. 2019 The freedom fighters in 2019 Hong Kong may meet the same fate that the protesters in Tiananmen Square did in 1989. Jonah Goldberg, National Review, "Maybe Liberty Isn’t a Lost Cause in China," 16 Aug. 2019 In his native country, Mr. Ibrahim has long been known as both pioneer and freedom fighter. Larry Blumenfeld, WSJ, "‘The Balance’ by Abdullah Ibrahim Review: A Jazz Master Continues to Grow," 24 June 2019 Perhaps a paper that has accommodated so many dead Presidents is bound to blunt the vitality of our greatest freedom fighter. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "The Haunted Image of Harriet Tubman on the Twenty-Dollar Bill," 18 June 2019 As the old saying goes, your evil terrorist is my heroic freedom fighter. Robert Darnton, The New York Review of Books, "David A. Bell," 17 Jan. 2019 It is well documented that Dooky Chase’s nourished the stomachs of freedom fighters. Shauna Stuart |,, "Congressman John Lewis on Leah Chase: ‘You felt at home in her presence’," 7 June 2019 Its remoteness was once its purpose: for decades, the British used the Andaman Islands (namely Port Blair) as an inescapable prison for Indian freedom fighters up until independence. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "Why India’s Andaman Islands Could Be the New Maldives," 4 Jan. 2019 At the start of 2019, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that three of the Andaman Islands would be variously renamed to honor freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "Why India’s Andaman Islands Could Be the New Maldives," 4 Jan. 2019

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1910, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of freedom fighter

: a person who is part of an organized group fighting against a cruel and unfair government or system

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