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Definition ownership of property where it is free from all debts
  • My grandmother own their home free and clear.
  • No light switch, no water running free and clear after a turn of a tap handle.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • They're used to owning a house, paid free and clear.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • My reason is now free and clear, rid of the dark shadows of ignorance that my unhappy constant study of those detestable books of chivalry cast over it.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • It was bigger than just one guy and one night ' and out you go, free and clear.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • You mistake, sir; I am sure no man hath any quarrel to me; my remembrance is very free and clear from any image of offence done to any man.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • He don't even own this place free and clear.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Then, all of a sudden you would see a single red jersey squirt out of the pile, free and clear.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • Cash, free and clear —!
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • In your mind, Mr. Jurgensen, did the deed read free and clear?
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • I thought with those two Erasers taking dirt naps, we'd be free and clear, at least for a while.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • She now owned the land free and clear.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • I need fifteen million dollars to complete the Rio Norte Line, I have obtained seven million against the Taggart stock I own free and clear.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Right now he's getting ready to go into the office to do some work so that he'll be free and clear by the time we go.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • On applying to the assessors, I am surprised to learn that they cannot at once name a dozen in the town who own their farms free and clear.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • "Sorry," I said, rolling down my window and making a big show of holding them outside, my head stuck sideways to eat free and clear of the confines of the car.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • There might be an occasional meager handhold, but I'd be swinging free and clear, hundreds of feet above the rocks below, and it was a prospect I had no taste for.
    Louis L'Amour  --  The Broken Gun
  • If I went to college—at least this way, with him and Cora backing me—I'd be in debt, both literally and figuratively, at the one time when all I wanted was to be free and clear, owing no one anything at all.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • I lived in the breathtaking state of Florida, I spoiled myself by purchasing a monstrous motorcycle I owned free and clear, went through intensive prequalifications, and officially applied for a slot as an elite air crew member.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • We'd just been talking, about what I couldn't even remember, and then Kirsten's boyfriend Brian— with the class over, they were now free and clear to make their relationship public-was telling us to look here, and the shutter snapped.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen

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