Saturday, August 6, 2011

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Definition of FREEDOM

.1. the quality or state of being free: as a : the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action b : liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another : independence c : the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous <freedom from care> d : ease, facility <spoke the language with freedom> e : the quality of being frank, open, or outspoken <answered with freedom> f : improper familiarity g : boldness of conception or execution h : unrestricted use <gave him the freedom of their home>
2. a political right

Definition of TYRANNY
1.oppressive power <every form of tyranny over the mind of man — Thomas Jefferson>; especially : oppressive power exerted by government <the tyranny of a police state>

2 a government in which absolute power is vested in a single ruler; especially : one characteristic of an ancient Greek city-state b : the office, authority, and administration of a tyrant
3. a rigorous condition imposed by some outside agency or force <living under the tyranny of the clock — Dixon Wecter>
4 an oppressive, harsh, or unjust act : a tyrannical act <workers who had suffered tyrannies>

Examples of TYRANNY

    The refugees were fleeing tyranny.
    He was dedicated to ending the tyranny of slavery.
    a nation ruled by tyranny
    She felt lost in the bureaucratic tyrannies of the system.
    The king sought an absolute tyranny over the colonies.

Time to choose....

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