land of the free

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land of the free

  1. The United States of America
    • 1814, Francis Scott Key, The Defence of Fort McHenry:
      O! say does that star-spangled Banner yet wave, / O'er the land of the Free, and the home of the brave?
    • 1839 April, “Italian Historians”, The North American Review, volume 48, number 103, page 330: 
      [] nowhere but in America could a liberty, so easily acquired, be so easily maintained. Since that time, Heaven has smiled incessantly on the land of the free.
    • 1954, George Bruns, “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” (song), The Wellingtons: 
      Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee / Greenest state in the land of the free