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Liberal

A person who believes that one ought to be able to do what one would like provided it does not hurt another person. Liberalism was conceived in the 19th century primarily as an economic and social philosophy espousing religious liberty, the free market, and capitalism. In the 20th century, it became associated with the left, especially in the United States, due to a concern for social justice. As a result, a liberal tends to favor regulation of private enterprise. However, adherents to what is sometimes called "19th-century liberalism" or "European liberalism" are presumably more amenable to the free market.
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Fernandes, D-Milford, have visited the Drinking Liberally group.
Among liberals there's no euphoria, that's for sure," says Laughing Liberally co-founder Justin Krebs, 33, who wears a rumpled suit and loose ponytail as he ushers the audience inside.
Using 1 batch of dough at a time (plain, green, magenta, orange), flatten to about 3/8 inch thick, dust liberally with flour, and feed through pasta machine rollers at widest setting 10 to 12 times; fold dough in half lengthwise each time, and flour.
Liberally included in the text are small b/w prints and reproduced paintings of the era plus a series of excellent maps, although a serious reader will need a large topographical map of the area as a reference because Utley gives specific geographical details of his heroes' wanderings.
The idea that genetic relatedness affects how liberally parents invest in their offspring makes sense theoretically, but it's been tricky to test, says David Westneat of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, who also studies parental care.
In addition, references to significant artists in each performance genre are liberally distributed throughout the text.
Accordingly, the IRS failed in its attempt to impose the employer FICA tax on its liberally estimated amount of unreported tip income.
Jesse then used the occasion to launch a prayer session, followed by a speech on peacekeeping liberally laced with Bible stories.
Not surprisingly, dilution levels are highest in the technology sector, where options have been sprinkled liberally to lure executives to companies that often have modest earnings at best.
Retrieved from the elementary-school crafts room, glitter seems to be liberally dusting a lot of work these days.
She lifts dialogue liberally from the book, giving the movie the occasional air of self-parody (Thurman: "It's strange the way you and I are so immensely alone.
To assemble the strudel, preheat the oven to 425 degrees, liberally coat a parchment-lined sheet pan with butter.