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free and clear

My grandmother own their home free and clear.
  ownership of property where it is free from all debts
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  • My grandmother own their home free and clear.
  • Cash, free and clear —!
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • No light switch, no water running free and clear after a turn of a tap handle.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • 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

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  • In your mind, Mr. Jurgensen, did the deed read free and clear?
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • It was bigger than just one guy and one night ’ and out you go, free and clear.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby

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  • 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
  • "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
  • 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’
  • 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
  • They’re used to owning a house, paid free and clear.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • 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
  • She now owned the land free and clear.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • 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
  • 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
  • First time in thirty-five years we were just about free and clear.
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • 3 Blow trumpeter free and clear, I follow thee, While at thy liquid prelude, glad, serene, The fretting world, the streets, the noisy hours of day withdraw, A holy calm descends like dew upon me, I walk in cool refreshing night the walks of Paradise, I scent the grass, the moist air and the roses; Thy song expands my numb’d imbonded spirit, thou freest, launchest me, Floating and basking upon heaven’s lake.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Come,
    take bronze tools, cut your lengthy timbers,
    make them into a broad-beamed raft
    and top it off with a half-deck high enough
    to sweep you free and clear on the misty seas…
    And I myself will stock her with food and water,
    ruddy wine to your taste—all to stave off hunger—
    give you clothing, send you a stiff following wind
    so you can reach your native country all unharmed.
    If only the gods are willing.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The whole of my winters, as well as most of my summers, I had free and clear for study.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Sure, being free and clear had been just what I’d wanted, so recently that it should have been easy to agree with it.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • And so we stood there in the kitchen, my mother and I, facing off over everything that had built up since June, when I was willing to hand myself over free and clear.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • Free and clear.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Free and clear.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • Free and clear.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • ] We’re free and clear.
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
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Associated words [difficulty]:   free and clear [6] , down payment [4] , title insurance [9]
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