lib·​er·​at·​ed | \ ˈli-bə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce liberated (audio) \

Definition of liberated

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

Examples of liberated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The royals are facing a more liberated but more turbulent world. Mark Dawidziak, cleveland, "Return of ‘The Crown’ and new Dolly Parton series among top viewing choices," 17 Nov. 2019 From cold-war paranoia, through the jet-set and the space age — the exuberance of the 1960s and the long hangover of the 1970s — Elizabeth and the Royals must adapt to a more liberated, more turbulent world. Chuck Barney, Detroit Free Press, "TV highlights for the week of Nov. 17-23," 16 Nov. 2019 The liberated electrons, meanwhile, traverse an external circuit to create an electric current that can be used to do work. The Economist, "Batteries, exoplanets, cosmology and cell biology win Nobel laurels," 12 Oct. 2019 Just Like That is an intimate film that relies on understanding how Mrs. Sharma goes from feeling utterly liberated to feeling trapped all over again. Elizabeth Kerr, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Just Like That' ('Aise Hee'): Film Review | Busan 2019," 8 Oct. 2019 From Cold War paranoia right on through to the jet set and space age, the exuberance of the 1960s and the long hangover of the 1970s, Elizabeth and the royals must adapt to a new, more liberated but also more turbulent world. Clark Collis,, "Olivia Colman takes over as Queen Elizabeth in trailer for The Crown," 20 Sep. 2019 Greenfield-Sanders’ film makes the case that Morrison was a covert activist, creating a space for the liberated AfricanAmerican woman within the 1970s Black Power movement as well as the greater melting-pot of the American landscape. Nick Schager,, "‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am’ review: How one woman broadened the literary landscape," 3 July 2019 Cocoon and these other places very much represent a more socialist, liberated idea of what freedom looks like. Katie Bain, Billboard, "Seth Troxler Discusses The Evolution of Ibiza & Gentrification of Electronic Music," 26 July 2019 It has also been celebrated as the liberated practice of a minority that fought hard for the right to its desires and for places to express them. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Cruising in the Age of Consent," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of liberated

1887, in the meaning defined above

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25 Nov 2019

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“Liberated.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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

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