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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 upwards of twenty years before this epoch, the independent position of the Collector had kept the Salem Custom-House out of the whirlpool of political vicissitude, which makes the tenure of office generally so fragile.
In a sense she is independent of everything and everybody; she follows her saint without being conscious of it.
You understand the force of influence pretty well, Harriet; but I would have you so firmly established in good society, as to be independent even of Hartfield and Miss Woodhouse.
A fair-minded survey of the entire independent telephone movement would probably show that it was at first a stimulant, followed, as stimulants usually are, by a reaction.
A convention of delegates from the State Legislatures, independent of the Congress itself, was the expedient which presented itself for effecting the purpose, and an augmentation of the powers of Congress for the regulation of commerce, as the object for which this assembly was to be convened.
To look for a continuation of harmony between a number of independent, unconnected sovereignties in the same neighborhood, would be to disregard the uniform course of human events, and to set at defiance the accumulated experience of ages.
It has often given me pleasure to observe that independent America was not composed of detached and distant territories, but that one connected, fertile, widespreading country was the portion of our western sons of liberty.
On examining the first relation, it appears, on one hand, that the Constitution is to be founded on the assent and ratification of the people of America, given by deputies elected for the special purpose; but, on the other, that this assent and ratification is to be given by the people, not as individuals composing one entire nation, but as composing the distinct and independent States to which they respectively belong.
A considerable portion of India is still free from British authority; and there are certain ferocious rajahs in the interior who are absolutely independent.
Vernon, I think, was a great deal too kind to her when he was in Staffordshire; her behaviour to him, independent of her general character, has been so inexcusably artful and ungenerous since our marriage was first in agitation that no one less amiable and mild than himself could have overlooked it all; and though, as his brother's widow, and in narrow circumstances, it was proper to render her pecuniary assistance, I cannot help thinking his pressing invitation to her to visit us at Churchhill perfectly unnecessary.
A fellow situated like me, with a hundred and sixty right in the way of a coal company, can afford to be independent.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

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