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Free-living  n.  Unrestrained indulgence of the appetites as a way of life.

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... living in the high sea, occurs as a guest in the Lepas, which also floats in the sea attached to wood, etc., is at once intelligible from the stand-point of the Darwinian theory, whilst the relationship of this parasite to the free-living worms of the open sea remains perfectly unintelligible under the supposition that it was independently created for ...
— Facts and Arguments for Darwin • Fritz Muller

... of the causative factors of this girl's delinquency and particularly of her extraordinary lying led us to see that perhaps all of the following have a part: (a) Heredity. Father unknown. Mother a free-living woman. (b) Home conditions. Mental and moral bad influences in the home life on account of the foster mother conniving at stealing and being herself an extreme liar. (c) Psychic contagion from the atmosphere of lies in which the girl has been brought up. ...
— Pathology of Lying, Etc. • William and Mary Healy

... did. Constantly. He was a good deal about—a rather free-living, self-indulgent sort of chap. And now you mention his name, I recollect they said he was much smitten by this particular lady, ...
— The Rome Express • Arthur Griffiths

Words linked to "Free-living" :   nonparasitic, biological science, nonsymbiotic

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