setting free

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The DENR recently reported setting free 12 Brahminy kites eagles, five monitor lizards and 30 box turtles in the Angat Watershed Forest Reserve in Bulacan.
Sources said Taliban leadership has welcomed Pakistan decision of setting free Taliban leaders saying this initiative will help establish peace in the region.
Vankovska confirms this with the fact that even at the moment when the "genius idea" for construction of a church on Skopje's square and mosque in Tetovo's center came about, Vankovska warned that it presents setting free the ghost from the bottle which will have trouble coming back inside.
2 : a setting free from something that restricts or burdens <We prayed for delivery from our troubles.
MILITANTS in Nigeria today released their last remaining foreign hostages, setting free two American oil-industry workers and one Briton after more than five weeks in captivity.