independent means

independent means

the ability to finance oneself without assistance from the state. This is of relevance in allowing entry to the UK to retired persons and investors.
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It is so sluffed over and hushed up, there is so little clear thinking--oh, political economy, of course, but so few of us think clearly about our own private incomes, and admit that independent thoughts are in nine cases out of ten the result of independent means.
The sound slightly disturbed certain somnolent merchants, government officials, and men of independent means who were lying back in their chairs, chatting, smoking, ruminating about their affairs, with their eyes half shut; they raised their lids for an instant at the sound and then closed them again.
The transaction was completed upon signing and financed by independent means.
It is vital that small businesses have a fair and independent means of seeking redress.
Wired Certification enables agents and tenants to find accurate and detailed information about a building's digital infrastructure and gives landlords an independent means of improving and promoting their buildings' capabilities in a transparent way.
Being independent means that we can protect and maintain our humanity.
The Security Vetting Appeals Panel was set up in 1997 to provide an independent means of challenging a decision to refuse or withdraw national security vetting clearance.
Designed to supplement banks' existing fraud controls, Daily Validation Reports will provide a summary of message flows, offering an independent means of verifying messaging activity and detecting any unusual patterns.
Agatha Christie certainly seemed to think so, which was why she gave her cleverest plot twists to Miss Marple, the shrewd spinster of independent means.
Gerret Pieter Rouffaer (1860-1928), born in the provincial town of Kampen, was a man of independent means who studied mining in Delft for a few years and then spent most of his time as a traveler in Italy, Spain, and Portugal, with a deep interest in classical art and architecture.
Small, in this case, can include brewers producing up to six million barrels of beer per annum; independent means less than 25 percent of the craft brewery can be owned by a non craft brewer; and "traditional" means that the majnority of a brewers volume must be from "beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation.
has no independent means to verify exactly what happened Friday morning, Dujarric said, but according to the latest reports, two IsraeIi soldiers were killed and one taken captive after the cease-fire came into effect.
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