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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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Rinse a cloth in warm water and spray liberally with the vinegar.
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There was blood, rubbish and vomit strewn liberally down certain main shopping thoroughfares.
Liberally spray or oil a baking sheet, and set aside.
I'll admit that there's a good Sharon Stone performance here, and the RFK footage sprinkled liberally throughout left me inspired, but mainly it made me want to watch a documentary on the man, or some film--any other film--but Bobby.
Indeed, the treatment is text-like, with straightforward prose and charts and tables liberally sprinkled throughout.
The so-called "Values Voter Summit" was marked by plenty of complaining about the alleged hostility toward evangelicals in society, liberally mixed with partisan politicking, divisive rants and attacks on Americans United.
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Black and white and some color photos liberally embellish the battle and technical descriptions.