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She works to liberate the religious minority from persecution.
  to set free — as from prison or political oppression
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  • She works to liberate the religious minority from persecution.
  • She is a spokesperson for women’s liberation in that country.
  • We decided that, if we were granted our lives until the liberation, we would not stay in Europe a day longer.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • And they made good laws and kept the peace and saved good trees from being unnecessarily cut down, and liberated young dwarfs... from being sent to school
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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  • With liberation just a few minutes away, everyone is smiling.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • I guess we could go to the mall if we liberated all the animals in the pet store.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • According to the current rumors, the Akron AWOL took on an entire legion of Juvey-cops, outsmarted the national guard, and liberated half a dozen harvest camps.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Liberating.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • It wasn’t much—an eleven-year-old Toyota Corolla with more than a hundred thousand miles on the engine, a dent in the rear door, and more than a few scrapes—but for Sophia, who’d grown up walking or riding the bus everywhere, it was liberating to be able to come and go as she pleased.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • She had finally liberated them from the folder she had taken from the Consul’s office.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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  • Mammary Liberation Day!
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • He grew up on Close Encounters and E. T. and Star Trek and totally bought into the idea that the Others had come to liberate us from ourselves.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • She was liberated from bad behavior.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • LeT had close links to the ISI and was set up to liberate Kashmir, which we believe should be part of Pakistan, not India, as its population is mostly Muslim.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • It was incredibly liberating to instead tackle the trick of making each day fly more quickly.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • John’s education had led not to liberation and progress but to violence and tragedy.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • There is a mutualism that at its ideal is both powerful and liberating.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • His four sisters and my recently liberated grandmother got into a loud argument over whether to pay the men two or three rupees to carry the coffin up the steep slopes to the cemetery.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • The Oracle must be liberated from the monster Python.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • There was no direction to my liberation.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • I’m a liberated woman, Jess Aarons.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • They adopted many of the techniques that Mohandas Gandhi had used to liberate India from British rule.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • When Auschwitz was liberated in January 1945, George Brady was seventeen years old.
    Karen Levine  --  Hana’s Suitcase
  • I played out the nightmare over and over in my mind—the last day, the last hour, the last minute, liberation so close, then my luck would run out.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • One of the heroes admired by all, who helped Chairman Mao liberate China from oppression and defeated the Americans in Korea.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Cherbourg has been liberated, Caen liberated, Rennes too.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • He might’ve been amused with a place that was yet to feel the trickle-down effects of such notions as civil rights, evolution, and women’s liberation, but I was not.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  My Mother, Literature, and a Life Split Neatly into Two Halves
  • Blacks who have gone through the civil rights struggle have met a hundred white boys and girls who would dive headfirst into a septic tank to prove their liberation from the sins of their fathers.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The time has come to march through this nest of vipers with fire and sword, to liberate every slave.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Maybe we would still be in Holland when liberation came.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • It was a Wednesday, only an hour before Liam and the others were meeting to discuss a new camp liberation strategy, before Clancy was finally ready to see me.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • It was headlined "The Ancestors Shriek," and was issued by something called the Liberation Army.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • And that was a whole year and a half after the Russians liberated that camp she was in.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Even this memory dates me, and the little thrill of triumph that goes with it: what woman, now, would think of a pant suit as liberation?
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The worktable was piled with photocopied blueprints from On Spheres, the forgotten Archimedes text Leo had liberated from an underground workshop in Rome.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "We prayed for liberation," I said.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Part I. The absurd does not liberate; it binds. — ALBERT CAMUS
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • She died weeks away from liberation.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • The Party claimed, of course, to have liberated the proles from bondage.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • My father didn’t tell me until the Allies had liberated Paris, but by then I already knew.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Meanwhile, you are liberated on bail.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • He capered toward Bill, and the mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • They spent many days together, often walking to Dachau after its liberation, only to be denied by the Americans.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • The very facts were shrouded in uncertainty: Was it a civil war? A war of national liberation or simple aggression?
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • "You have given orders that Arthur should be liberated, have you not, dad?" she asked.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • That is an extraordinarily liberating example.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • We also watched Methuselah, who after four months of liberation still hung around our house mumbling.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I have been praying all night for liberation.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • As for Seymour, well, Mr. D liberated him from a Long Island garage sale.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • But, then, to come back to this point,—we were on this liberation business.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
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