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Free-lance   /fri-læns/   Listen

Working for yourself.  Synonyms: freelance, self-employed.
Serving for wages in a foreign army.  Synonyms: freelance, mercenary.

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"Free-lance" Quotes from Famous Books

... be cited his equally anecdotic acceptance of Regnard, who was also "run" against Moliere. But Regnard was a "classic" and orthodox in his way; Lesage was a free-lance, and even a Romantic before Romanticism. Boileau knew that evil, as evil seemed to him, had come from Spain; he saw more coming in this, and if he anticipated more still in the future, 1830 proved ...
— A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 - From the Beginning to 1800 • George Saintsbury

... as high regard by the select, nevertheless have a definite place in Japanese amusement circles. One of the latter is the Tsuji-ko-shaku-ji. This word-swallower does not belong to any company, but is a "free-lance" entertainer. A sort of "has been," he does not, however, rest on his past laurels, but continues to perform whenever he can obtain an audience—on the highways, to passers-by, in ...
— The Little Tea Book • Arthur Gray

... but his pen. The disease from which Hutten suffered the greater part of his life, at that time a comparatively new importation and much more formidable even than nowadays, may well have contributed to an irascibility of temper and to a certain recklessness which the typical free-lance of the Reformation in its early period exhibited. Hutten was never a theologian, and the Reformation seems to have attracted him mainly from its political side as implying the assertion of the dawning feeling ...
— German Culture Past and Present • Ernest Belfort Bax

Words linked to "Free-lance" :   salaried, worker, paid

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