freedom/n is in [freedom] [independence,independency] is an instance of [freedom] [independence,independency] is an attribute of [independent] For [independent], see also synset [separate] For [separate], see also synset [individual] [individual] is an attribute of [individuality,individualism,individuation] [individuality,individualism,individuation] is an instance of [trait] [discipline] is an instance of [trait] [restraint,control] is an instance of [discipline] control/n is in the synset [restraint,control]

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Forgiveness is a transaction of anticipations. What’s happening in “I forgive you”? It’s a highly compressed statement with multiple senses. Financial context: “I forgive you” means “You no longer have to repay your debt to me”. I am relieving you of your debt. Socially: “I forgive you” is: I no longer have the desire or power to punish you. That comes from royalty and court systems. The king provides pardon. The king forgives you. You will not be (further) punished.

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Hell 01070407n is semantically closest to The mind 02n Oaths 02080701n is semantically closest to Society 03n I love the classification used by the “Historic Thesaurus” as it is based upon semantic similarity. I’m analyzing it (using Excel of course) to find which categories are FURTHEST AWAY from their PARENT category and CLOSEST TO the next PARENT category.

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