lib·​er·​at·​ed | \ˈli-bə-ˌrā-təd \

Definition of liberated 

: freed from or opposed to traditional social and sexual attitudes or roles a liberated woman a liberated marriage

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Even the more extreme of the liberated women’s outfits pay lip service to motherhood and more and better child care centers. Charles Mccabe, San Francisco Chronicle, "Motherhood???, Charles McCabe, 1975," 14 June 2018 Other companies may also feel liberated to move forward given the judge’s sweeping decision in favor of AT&T. Creation of a Giant AT&T spent decades snapping up rivals and neighbors. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "A Sweeping Victory for AT&T: Five Takeaways," 12 June 2018 With that, her life as a stay-at-home mom ceases, and her life as a liberated woman of the ‘70s begins., "This Show Is Based On The Childhood Of A Real Housewife Of Beverly Hills," 6 June 2018 That would leave rebel lawmakers feeling liberated to defy May when the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill returns to the House of Commons on June 12, two Tory lawmakers said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Robert Hutton,, "Tory Rebels See Johnson Freedom as License to Defy May on Brexit," 5 June 2018 Scientists are able to capture this liberated carbon and place it on an iron catalyst. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Discover How to Make Carbon Nanotubes Out of Carbon Dioxide," 31 May 2018 The threat level can escalate quickly: a chicken wandering down the road is the setup for a joke; a liberated cow careening down the street is a public-safety risk; an escaped lion is a state emergency. Longreads, "Wild At Heart," 17 May 2018 But if the point is to show them as a liberated alternative to conventional materialism, Threepenny Opera-style, it is largely lost in the film adaptation. Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Great Mystical Circus' ('O Grande Circo Mistico'): Film Review | Cannes 2018," 13 May 2018 Kusama draws and paints with a liberated expressiveness, though her artworks have a dark edge to them, too. Mary Louise Schumacher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With Kusama Museum and art-filled islands, Japan is a paradise for art nerds," 27 Apr. 2018

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1887, in the meaning defined above

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: freed from or opposed to traditional social and sexual attitudes or ways of behaving

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