Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Liberty"

The meaning of "Liberty" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does I took the liberty of calling. mean?
A: I could call, I had the permission, I was free to call, and so I did. I used my liberty and freedom to call.
Q: What does I took the liberty of bringing a friend with me today. mean?
A: "take the liberty to [verb phrase]" or "take the liberty of [verb-ing phrase]" = 勝手ながら, [phrase]. It's a set phrase, don't try to interpret it word by word.
Q: What does 'I'm not at liberty to say' mean?
A: it means "I can't tell you because I'm not allowed"
Q: What does "liberty" in line 900 mean?
A: Liberty in this sense is the same as "on leave". It's a period of hours or days where the soldier/sailor/airman is away from the military base and can enjoy himself or herself.
Q: What does "at immediate liberty" in 758 mean?
A: It means that if the amendment will pass, all the slaves will be freed right away. Love that movie :-)

Example sentences using "Liberty"

Q: Please show me example sentences with liberty.
A: Basically, TAKE THE LIBERTY OF DOING SMTH means doing smth that will have an effect on someone else, without asking their permission. So, you are not showing enough respect. Speaking of the last sentence, let’s imagine your friend refused your invitation or had something else to do, but despite all that, you decided to book seats. You acted in quite inconsiderate way. I hope it makes sense now. Here’s is another example: James took liberty of eating the food that was in my refrigerator. (He did it without permission)
Q: Please show me example sentences with I took the liberty of.
A: I took the liberty of letting myself in. (I went into your house/office while you were not there).

I took the liberty of helping myself to the food in your fridge. (I ate some of the food in your refrigerator while you were not around).

I took the liberty of helping myself to your paper clips. (While you weren't around, I needed paper clips, so I used some of yours).
Q: Please show me example sentences with I'm not at liberty to say
No comment
let me get back to you on that
let's play it by ear.
A: 1.)
-Could you please tell us your place of leaving?
-I'm sorry, but I'm not at liberty to tell you that.

2.)
-Mr Roger, how would you comment on the yesterday's night's case of rape in your office?
-No comments.

*note: you usually say "no comments". "No comment" is not even frequently used.

3.)
-Come on Carl, just make the report, you lazybones!
-Please, let me get back to you on that when I will make myself a cup of tea.

*note: lazybones - someone who's lazy

4.)

-Mr George, but I can't read the sheet music, how am I suppose to play it??
-It's ok, let's play it by ear then.

*note: to play by ear is commonly used in such cases where you create a melody without using actual notations for it. There can be some more, but I don't know any...
Q: Please show me example sentences with liberty.
A: "With liberty and justice for all" - last line of the US pledge of allegiance

Synonyms of "Liberty" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between liberty and freedom ?
A: That's actually a really tough question, my first instinct is to say there is no difference. I bet if you ask twenty different native speakers, half will say they're the same, and the other half won't agree on what the difference is. I would say, when in doubt, say freedom, but I couldn't tell you why.
Q: What is the difference between liberty and freedom ?
A: Whole books could be written about the difference.

Basically, liberty is the more philosophical word. Freedom is the more common word.

Q: What is the difference between liberty and freedom ?
A: Freedom is a state of being capable of making decisions without external control.

Liberty, on the other hand, is freedom which has been granted to a people by an external control.
Q: What is the difference between liberty and freedom ?
A: I feel that liberty is perhaps slightly more formal and often used in legal/political contexts...I rarely/never use this word in conversation, but use "freedom" relatively often.
Q: What is the difference between liberty and freedom ?
A: Freedom is a state of being capable of making decisions without external control.

Liberty, on the other hand, is freedom which has been granted to a people by an external control.

Translations of "Liberty"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Take a liberty
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? liberty
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? liberty
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? liberty
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? liberty
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Other questions about "Liberty"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce liberty .
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Q: I'm not a liberty to tell you about that.
A: I’m not at* liberty to tell you about that.
Q: Please show me how to pronounce liberty.
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Q: I took the liberty to create this group to help promote the interaction between/among the members. (on facebook) does this sound natural?
A: I think that "took the liberty of" sounds better. And the second "the" is unnecessary. So "I took the liberty of creating this group to help promote interaction between/among members" (either between or among is fine).

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