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Definition of "half-free" []

  • Halfway or partially free. (adjective)

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Use "half-free" in a sentence
  • "Taney wrote for the SCOTUS majority that this was obviously incompatible with the Constitution, concluding that Lincoln was right — the nation could not endure half-slave and half-free, it DID have to become all one or all the other, and furthermore, that ‘no black man has any rights a white man need respect’."
  • "We need to recognise that we live in a half-free country, where we have freedom of speech at home but not at work; where people pride themselves on their freedom to criticise politicians, but dare not criticise their employers."
  • "They fought against all this desperately, did these black slaves in the West Indies, especially among the half-free artisans; they set up their ancient household gods, and when Toussaint and Cristophe founded their kingdom in Haiti, it was based on old African tribal ties and beneath it was the mother-idea."