from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Hang; inclination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Slope; inclination.

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  • noun obsolete slope; inclination


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See pendent.


  • I am not a biologist, but I can imagine that ‘independent of selection’ could even be replaced with ‘sufficiently independent of selection’, i.e. admitting a certain codependence.

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  • We know that the way to cure the ills of our civilisation is to bring about a real conception of liberty, to restore the dignity of man and the inde­pendence of the family, properly safeguarded by the distribution of property.

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  • Despite the fact that I am willing to discuss aspects of the administration of justice with anyone - including General Viljoen - it has to be kept in mind that my Department and I respect the inde - pendence of all the courts in accordance with the Constitution and that we cannot, neither do we want to, interfere with any judicial authority or discretion to prosecute persons.

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  • They thought they still ruled her, and permitted her what they thought was the illusion of inde-pendence.

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  • DONE in Convention by the unanimous consent of the States present the seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, and of the inde - pendence of the United States of America the twelfth.


  • Its liberation was a gradual affair, starting with Solon (sixth century B.C.) and developing until the overthrow of Athenian inde - pendence under Philip of Macedon, after the Battle of Cheroneia (336 B.C.)

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  • Descartes started pleasure on its path to inde - pendence, because his dualism attempted to apportion experience to either the body or the soul.


  • Machiavelli's stress on inde - pendence was a response to this condition.

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  • Another such movement in Lorraine can be seen from 1046 making a specific call for the absolute inde - pendence of the spiritual authority.



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