from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Depending on one's self.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as self-dependent.
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The difference is that, while the soul knows itself as within something else, the Intellectual-Principle knows itself as self-depending, knows all its nature and character, and knows by right of its own being and by simple introversion.
By a Club, a Woman executive; of some audacity; restless or self-depending: admiring intellect of solid kind tho 'maybe lacking it.
Slowly his gaze ranged over the floor -- up to the galleries -- up -- up to the swinging dome -- in all architecture nothing so nearly a self-depending sky.
These two years had made a man of the rough, idle, pleasure-loving boy, and a man after the Ironsides 'fashion, grave, self-contained, and self-depending.
What wonder then, that in some tribes filial piety has been wont to relieve superannuated parents from an existence devoid equally of joy and of hope; and that in others parental love may have even dictated the exposure — with a view to their perishing — of feeble, sickly, and deformed children, incapable of being nurtured into self-sustaining and self-depending life?
That fearless candour, and that self-depending integrity which generally attends the finest qualities and noblest dispositions, rendered him careless of the frowns of those whom he discovered to be rather crafty rivals than generous competitors, and determined him rather to despise opposition than to conciliate esteem.