I was already a republican and a freethinker in the days of the Empire.
Socrates is nowhere represented to us as a freethinker or sceptic.
He was a Freethinker at a time when to have thoughts of your own was to be an outcast.
The contadino had become a freethinker since the accession of the house of Savoy.
In religion he was a Freethinker; in morals pure and unspotted.