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She was an emancipated 20th century woman pursuing her career.
  released from slavery or servitude; or (metaphorically) from social restraints
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  • She was an emancipated 20th century woman pursuing her career.
  • In 1776, a committee of Quakers emancipated forty slaves, but authorities declared the act illegal.
  • Age has emancipated you; you no longer even stand in need of my consent.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Ten Years Later
  • Free blacks who agitated for the emancipation of their fellow blacks invoked the narrative of the of liberation in the Book of Exodus, in which Moses led the captive Israelites to freedom.
    Dinesh D’Souza  --  What’s So Great About Christianity

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  • First, in two chapters I have tried to show what Emancipation meant to them, and what was its aftermath.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • Therefore every man has perfect freedom, provided he emancipates himself from mundane desires.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • He hid the things he knew—until Emancipation.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I wish my mum could be emancipated, a feminist, a working mother, etc., and manage to do my ironing.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • Is it true you got emancipated?
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility

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  • Emancipation was a salient issue for Union soldiers because it was controversial.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • I considered myself an agnostic, emancipated enough from the shackles of belief and also brave enough to resist calling on any such questionable gaseous vertebrate as the Deity, even in times of travail and suffering.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Since he was emancipated from a nurse and a nursery-governess, he had had his rocking-horse removed to his own bedroom at the top of the house.
    D. H. Lawrence  --  The Rocking-Horse Winner
  • It was an age in which the human intellect, newly emancipated, had taken a more active and a wider range than for many centuries before.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • At long last he was unencumbered, emancipated from the stifling world of his parents and peers, a world of abstraction and security and material excess, a world in which he felt grievously cut off from the raw throb of existence.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The light of day reassured me; I went and threw myself on the bed, without parting with the emancipating knife, which I concealed under my pillow.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Not to conceal anything, the three first were more experienced, more heedless, and more emancipated into the tumult of life than Fantine the Blonde, who was still in her first illusions.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Most of the students were children of immigrant Jews who preferred to regard themselves as having been emancipated from the fenced-off ghetto mentality typical of the other Jewish parochial schools in Brooklyn.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • He had overseen the drafting of a constitution in 1964, which turned Afghanistan into a democracy, offering universal suffrage and emancipating women.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • They formed distinct male–and–female groups, the father watching over his family, the mother suckling her little ones, the stronger youngsters emancipated a few paces away.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The wild rejoicing on the part of the emancipated coloured people lasted but for a brief period, for I noticed that by the time they returned to their cabins there was a change in their feelings.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Yes—and in my opinion a journalist incurs a heavy responsibility if he neglects a favourable opportunity of emancipating the masses—the humble and oppressed.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • Thought emancipates itself in all directions at the same time as the arts.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • "She is emancipated, but only in the very best sense of the word," continued Miss Bartlett slowly.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • ’Please, stop,’ he repeated once more, instinctively revelling in a consciousness of his own advanced and emancipated condition.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • The eldest daughter of the slave mother was promised in marriage to a free man; and the day before the wedding this good mistress emancipated her, in order that her marriage might have the sanction of law.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • We have emancipated them, but they remain slaves looking for their masters, all the same.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • But she has not emancipated herself morally quite so far, I trust, as to choose a husband without consulting me.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • She supposed him to be emancipated as well as reliable, and placed him on a pinnacle which he could not retain.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • In history class, Gogol has learned that European immigrants had their names changed at Ellis Island, that slaves renamed themselves once they were emancipated.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Slack-jawed, mesmerized, emancipated, he pulls out an imaginary baton, giggles and sways.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • The young men nowadays were emancipating themselves from the law and business and taking up all sorts of new things.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • In the saddle, emancipated from their bodies, Pollard, Woolf, and all other reinsmen sailed eight feet over the world, emphatically free, emphatically alive.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • "Ah," said Isabel, "to enjoy that pleasure I needn’t be so terribly emancipated."
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • All day long after their departure he thought of the emancipated house in which he could, if he desired, go mad and curse the gods without having to keep up a husbandly front.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • I know this is an illusion; that these seeming men and women about me are indeed men and women,—men and women for ever, perfectly reasonable creatures, full of human desires and tender solicitude, emancipated from instinct and the slaves of no fantastic Law,—beings altogether different from the Beast Folk.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • …sent them, (as hath been done by many Common-wealths of antient time,) in which case the Common-wealth from which they went was called their Metropolis, or Mother, and requires no more of them, then Fathers require of the Children, whom they emancipate, and make free from their domestique government, which is Honour, and Friendship; or else they remain united to their Metropolis, as were the Colonies of the people of Rome; and then they are no Common-wealths themselves, but Provinces,…
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • …not, which if this be fidelity, fidelity only to the prime fixed principle of its own savageness; —Clytie who in the very pigmentation of her flesh represented that debacle which had brought Judith and me to what we were and which had made of her (Clyne) that which she declined to be just as she had declined to be that from which its purpose had been to emancipate her, as though presiding aloof upon the new, she deliberately remained to represent to us the threatful portent of the old.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • …being a general scuffle, wherein a black board was split, three panes of the school windows were broken, an inkbottle was spilled over a town-councillor’s shirt front, a churchwarden was dealt such a topper with the map of Palestine that his head went right through Samaria, and many black eyes and bleeding noses were given, one of which, to everybody’s horror, was the venerable incumbent’s, owing to the zeal of an emancipated chimney-sweep, who took the side of Phillotson’s party.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Today we see the seed of something similar: a global movement to emancipate women and girls.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • "Ah," said Isabel, "to enjoy that pleasure I needn’t be so terribly emancipated."
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • But soon the Klan evolved into a multistate terrorist organization designed to frighten and kill emancipated slaves.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Zoey legally changed her last name to Redbird when she became an emancipated minor upon entrance to our school last month.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • With most ladies he would not have discussed it, but he was trading on Margaret’s reputation as an emancipated woman.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • ’If I were to recognize the Russian orthodox religion and emancipate the serfs, do you think Russia would come over to me?’
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Henceforth we were to be emancipated from clogging foreign influences, and a national literature was to expand under the fostering care of the Republic.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Long before an American girl arrives at the age of marriage, her emancipation from maternal control begins; she has scarcely ceased to be a child when she already thinks for herself, speaks with freedom, and acts on her own impulse.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • District slaveholders who wanted to emancipate their slaves were to be compensated from the federal Treasury.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
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