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independent

adjective autarkic, autonomous, disconnected, dissociated, free, freelance, liber, masterless, neutral, nonpartisan, self-governing, self-reliant, self-subsistent, self-supporting, solutus, unaffiliated, unallied, unassociated, unattached, unbridled, unchecked, uncommitted, unconnected, unconquered, uncontrolled, uncurbed, unencumbered, unenthralled, unfettered, unhindered, unreined, unshackled, unsubjected, unvanquished
Associated concepts: independent advice, independent agreement, independent cause, independent contractor, innependent covenant, independent duty, independent neggigence, independent tortfeasor, independently established
Foreign phrases: Illud quod alteri unitur extinguitur neque amplius per se vacare licet.That which is united to annther is extinguished, nor can it be independent.
See also: absolute, alien, apart, disparate, eccentric, foreign, free, impartial, impertinent, individual, irrelative, irrelevant, neutral, nonconforming, nonpartisan, open-minded, peremptory, separate, several, spontaneous, substantive, unbiased, unilateral, unprejudiced, unrelated, unrestrained, unrestricted
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For myself I found that the occupation of a day-laborer was the most independent of any, especially as it required only thirty or forty days in a year to support one.
He had a comfortable home for her, and Emma imagined a very sufficient income; for though the vicarage of Highbury was not large, he was known to have some independent property; and she thought very highly of him as a goodhumoured, wellmeaning, respectable young man, without any deficiency of useful understanding or knowledge of the world.
In 1907 four hundred and fifty-eight thousand independent telephones were linked by wire to the nearest Bell Company; and in 1908 these were followed by three hundred and fifty thousand more.
Then, in the name and by the authority of the good people of the colonies, they pronounced the dissolution of their allegiance to the king, and their eternal separation from the nation of Great Britain--and declared the United Colonies independent States.
That it will be a federal and not a national act, as these terms are understood by the objectors; the act of the people, as forming so many independent States, not as forming one aggregate nation, is obvious from this single consideration, that it is to result neither from the decision of a MAJORITY of the people of the Union, nor from that of a MAJORITY of the States.
He had died less than a year ago, and Martin, like the rest of the community, had supposed the Fallon Independent would be sold or suspended.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.
This consciousness is a source of self-cognition quite apart from and independent of reason.
But all this was superficial, and had nothing to do with the life that went on beneath the eyes and the mouth and the chin, for that life was independent of her, and independent of everything else.
Brooke, not wishing to betray how little he enjoyed this prophetic sketch--"what I expect as an independent man.
In the following remarks I shall not confine myself to the mere question of dispersal; but shall consider some other facts, which bear on the truth of the two theories of independent creation and of descent with modification.
But," says he, "if by honour you mean the true natural beauty of virtue, I will maintain it may exist independent of any religion whatever.