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free agent
used in Oliver Twist

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a professional athlete who is free to sign a contract to play for any team
  • 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.
    Chapter 42 — An Old Acquaintance of Oliver's, Exhibiting Decided Marks.... (82% in)

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