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Liberal,

city (1990 pop. 16,573), seat of Seward co., SW Kans.; founded 1888, inc. 1945. It is the trade center for a grazing and farm area. Oil and natural gas are extracted, and helium is processed in the city. Meatpacking and sand and gravel are also important to the economy. The traditional International Pancake Race between the housewives of Liberal and Olney, England, is held annually on Shrove Tuesday.

liberal

1. relating to or having social and political views that favour progress and reform
2. relating to or having policies or views advocating individual freedom
3. of or relating to an education that aims to develop general cultural interests and intellectual ability
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Now I am going to be liberal about this thing, and consider that fifty million whites have died in America from the beginning up to to-day - make it sixty, if you want to; make it a hundred million - it's no difference about a few millions one way or t'other.
Goddard was the mistress of a Schoolnot of a seminary, or an establishment, or any thing which professed, in long sentences of refined nonsense, to combine liberal acquirements with elegant morality, upon new principles and new systemsand where young ladies for enormous pay might be screwed out of health and into vanitybut a real, honest, oldfashioned Boardingschool, where a reasonable quantity of accomplishments were sold at a reasonable price, and where girls might be sent to be out of the way, and scramble themselves into a little education, without any danger of coming back prodigies.
Yes, he would give them three thousand pounds: it would be liberal and handsome
I have no cause to do otherwise than like him; and I believe he is considered a just and liberal landlord by his tenants: but he has never lived much amongst them.
He means to offer liberal payment for permission to lodge at the Heights; and doubtless my brother's covetousness will prompt him to accept the terms: he was always greedy; though what he grasps with one hand he flings away with the other.
He called the next morning, no doubt with a liberal proposal for extending the engagement beyond Derby and Nottingham.
Cruncher dwelt upon this as quite a liberal offer; "or I'll out and announce him.
If you asked me for another penny, and made it an open question, I'd repent of being so liberal and knock off half-a-crown.
You have expended a great deal on my education, and have always been as liberal to me in all things as it was possible to be.
The interest of the impending pursuit not only absorbed the general attention, but even made my sister liberal.
This apparent unconcern explained her son's refusal to make a sacrifice for this marriage of his LIBERAL opinions,--the term "liberal" having lately been created for the Emperor Alexander by, I think, Madame de Stael, through the lips of Benjamin Constant.
While the legitimist read nothing but the Moniteur, the liberal read nothing but Le Temps, a journal then recently established, in the supposed interests of human freedom.