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their long struggle for liberty and independence
The use of surveillance cameras could infringe people's personal liberties.
He was finally given his liberty at the age of 68.
Two members of the gang are still at liberty.
It would be a bit of a liberty if one of my friends used my house while I was away.
As the investigation is still under way, we are not at liberty to release any names.
I took the liberty of asking an old friend to join us for dinner.
The government has taken liberties with the facts in order to support their case.
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a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents
a sweet hard biscuit in the shape of a tube, flavoured with ginger
to gossip or share personal information with someone …
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Definition of liberty from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.