separate existence

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War between the States, in the first period of their separate existence, would be accompanied with much greater distresses than it commonly is in those countries where regular military establishments have long obtained.
I want a people that shall have a tangible, separate existence of its own; and where am I to look for it?
It is not at all like a piano or a talking- machine, which has a separate existence.
My son, who has been the object of my life, to whom its every thought has been devoted, whom I have gratified from a child in every wish, from whom I have had no separate existence since his birth, - to take up in a moment with a miserable girl, and avoid me
Incredible as it may appear to the moralists, I had sustained no external hallmark by my term of imprisonment, and I am vain enough to believe that the evil which I did had not a separate existence in my face.
The buildings stood insulated and independent, not, as now, merging their separate existences into connected ranges, with a front of tiresome identity,--but each possessing features of its own, as if the owner's individual taste had shaped it,--and the whole presenting a picturesque irregularity, the absence of which is hardly compensated by any beauties of our modern architecture.
President Mamnoon said that Quaid made this unbelievable achievement by making the nation realize the importance of its separate existence and creating unity in its ranks.
The foreign races in Hindustan must either adopt the Hindu culture and language, must learn to respect and hold in reverence Hindu religion, must entertain no idea but those of the glorification of the Hindu race and culture, ie, of the Hindu nation and must lose their separate existence to merge in the Hindu race, or may stay in the country, wholly subordinated to the Hindu nation, claiming nothing, deserving no privileges far less any preferential treatment not even citizen's rights.
Muslim insistence on being "other" - maintaining a separate existence in the UK long after the first generations arrived here - makes for mutual suspicion, hatred even.
The Ministry of Minority affairs is completing a decade of its separate existence as a full-fledged Ministry.
and must lose their separate existence to merge in the Hindu race; or may stay in the country, wholly subordinated to the Hindu Nation, claiming nothing, deserving no privileges, far less any preferential treatment -- not even citizen's rights.
Yet the justices of the majority go so far as to claim that corporations have no separate existence apart from the human beings associated with it.

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