Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Reliance on one's self, with a feeling of independence of others.
“The isolation of every human being and the necessity of self-dependence must give each individual the right, to provide for her or his own surroundings.”
“The complexity of Christian wealth—and its accompanying dangers—is born and grows in the heart: given your relationship to God, does wealth free you to greater charity or enslave you to self-dependence?”
“So I do agree with the fact that we need to create a greater level of self-dependence.”
“I take them occasionally, but mostly just try to encourage these guys to keep at it, as they do incredibly difficult but important work, and are not very well respected despite what I consider a very noble effort at self-employment and self-dependence.”
“The cornerstone of world hegemony is ridiculing cultures, and eliminating self-dependence within nations, and imposing its favorite ideals on them.”
“The cornerstone of the royal figimity (ph) is ridiculing cultures and eliminating self-dependence within nations, and imposing its favored ideals on them.”
“Though he had lived all his life in the now famous village of Echanbroignes, he had in his disposition, much of the stubborn self-dependence of the early republicans; and he did not relish his position, sitting in the back-ground as a humble hanger-on in the family of a nobleman and an aristocrat.”
“But there was a self-dependence, perhaps one may call it an obstinacy about Lily Dale, which made her determined that she would not be driven hither or thither by any pressure from without.”
“Windsor, for she had wandered about, always avoiding speech or questioning looks, and recovering her air of proud self-dependence whenever she was under observation, choosing her decent lodging at night, and dressing herself neatly in the morning, and setting off on her way steadily, or remaining under shelter if it rained, as if she had a happy life to cherish.”
“Flambeau opening the lift-door for her; and that gentleman went up to his own apartments smiling with somewhat mingled feelings at the memory of such spit-fire self-dependence.”
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