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  • I mean, all right, I was going to go to Slughorn's Christmas party with her, but she never said...just as friends...I'm a free agent...†   (source)
  • Any thoughts on what you're going to do with yourself now that you're a free agent?†   (source)
  • * The fantastic general rise in overall NFL salaries since 1993, when players were granted the right of free agency, obscured a more striking shift in relative pay.†   (source)
  • He liked the fact that Greg was a free agent.†   (source)
  • He knew that lots of kids were doing it, and always had and always would, but that he had his free agency as much as they did.†   (source)
  • He's a free agent.†   (source)
  • Each man is a free agent— DRUMMOND Then what is Bertram Cates doing in the Hillsboro jail?†   (source)
  • But Larisa Feodorovna is not a free agent.†   (source)
  • "I thought linemen would get a little more money from free agency," said Wolford later.†   (source)
  • In addition, players were granted the right of free agency.†   (source)
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  • The Denver Broncos quickly signed a couple of free agent linemen, Brian Habib and Don Maggs, for three times that amount.†   (source)
  • A team could claim one player as its franchise player, and thus prevent him from becoming a free agent.†   (source)
  • Stallings and Harris both were entering their senior seasons with at least a shot at playing in the NFL—Stallings would be taken in the sixth round by the Kansas City Chiefs, and Harris would sign a free agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers.†   (source)
  • In the midst of this upheaval, the only free agent A-list left tackle, Will Wolford of the Buffalo Bills, announced his new deal: he'd be leaving the Bills for the Indianapolis Colts, who had agreed to pay him $7.65 million over three years.†   (source)
  • All the players lucky enough to be entering free agency were cutting sweet deals for themselves, he reported.†   (source)
  • At the dawn of free agency, Ogden, the son of a Washington, DC, investment banker, had just graduated from the St. Albans School.†   (source)
  • For a few years after the birth of free agency it helped a young man suited to play left tackle to have an investment banker for a father.†   (source)
  • And for a brief period, right after the birth of free agency, all sorts of unlikely characters who would soon be dismissed as physically ill-equipped for the position made a fortune playing left tackle.†   (source)
  • "Before free agency, they just paid you whatever they felt like paying you, and your only recourse was to withhold services," said Tom Condon, an offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1980s who went on to become a leading players' agent.†   (source)
  • He was a free agent acting for the government and he was supposed to sell the cotton and buy guns with the money and run the guns in for us.†   (source)
  • He knew that by night the Grand Jury would have indicted Christmas, and Brown—or Burch—would be a free agent save for his bond to appear as a witness at next month's court.†   (source)
  • Men are free agents.†   (source)
  • Tomorrow I shall start afresh—today I am a free agent for the first time in my life.†   (source)
  • I only wished to see that the boy had come to no harm and was a free agent.†   (source)
  • Every sailor, too, is accustomed to obey orders without debating them; his life afloat is externally ruled for him; he is not brought into that promiscuous commerce with mankind where unobstructed free agency on equal terms—equal superficially, at least—soon teaches one that unless upon occasion he exercise a distrust keen in proportion to the fairness of the appearance, some foul turn may be served him.†   (source)
  • I act as though I were a free agent.†   (source)
  • There is no doubt that he was a perfectly free agent all through, and that as far as Nastasia was concerned, there was no force of any kind brought to bear on him.†   (source)
  • It is not so we should evince our resignation to the will of heaven; on the contrary, we are all free agents.†   (source)
  • Whether Noah Claypole, whose rapacity was none of the least comprehensive, would have acceded even to these glowing terms, had he been a perfectly free agent, is very doubtful; but as he recollected that, in the event of his refusal, it was in the power of his new acquaintance to give him up to justice immediately (and more unlikely things had come to pass), he gradually relented, and said he thought that would suit him.†   (source)
  • One set of men can perceive nothing in the principle of equality but the anarchical tendencies which it engenders: they dread their own free agency—they fear themselves.†   (source)
  • It was impossible to pretend that she had not acted with her eyes open; if ever a girl was a free agent she had been.†   (source)
  • —The Templar loses, as thou hast said, his social rights, his power of free agency, but he becomes a member and a limb of a mighty body, before which thrones already tremble,—even as the single drop of rain which mixes with the sea becomes an individual part of that resistless ocean, which undermines rocks and ingulfs royal armadas.†   (source)
  • But the young man, while he felt a little amazement at the dramatic aspect of things, knew his enemies too well to fancy himself at liberty, or a free agent.†   (source)
  • A girl in love was doubtless not a free agent; but the sole source of her mistake had been within herself.†   (source)
  • Thus it every day renders the exercise of the free agency of man less useful and less frequent; it circumscribes the will within a narrower range, and gradually robs a man of all the uses of himself.†   (source)
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