Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Existing by one's or its own virtue alone, independently of any other cause.

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

  • adjective Existing of or by himself, independent of any other being or cause; -- .

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Existing without having been created.
  • adjective Existing independent of any extrinsic sustaining force.

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Examples

  • Alec was self-existent - the a singular line he did have he wasn't even upon shade for ... poor Cameron.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • This hand seemed a thing apart, self-existent, with no corporeal attachment, and it appeared and disappeared like an apparition as the thumb-pressure wavered on the switch.

    CHAPTER IV

  • Alec was self-existent - the a singular line he did have he wasn't even upon shade for ... poor Cameron.

    SMat: New Moon aka CHRIS WEITZ OWNS MY LADY PARTS

  • That, however, does not dispense with the problem of the ultimate ontological question of what is primary, self-existent.

    Dawkins and ID

  • Like I said. kornbelt888: That, however, does not dispense with the problem of the ultimate ontological question of what is primary, self-existent.

    Dawkins and ID

  • Of course, our self-centeredness, our distinctive attachment to the feeling of an independent, self-existent �I�, works fundamentally to inhibit our compassion.

    Compassion and the Individual

  • Of course, our self-centeredness, our distinctive attachment to the feeling of an independent, self-existent �I�, works fundamentally to inhibit our compassion.

    Compassion and the Individual

  • Did he also abandon the necessity of a self-existent thing of any kind?

    Dawkins and ID

  • Of course, our self-centeredness, our distinctive attachment to the feeling of an independent, self-existent �I�, works fundamentally to inhibit our compassion.

    Compassion and the Individual

  • Of course, our self-centeredness, our distinctive attachment to the feeling of an independent, self-existent �I�, works fundamentally to inhibit our compassion.

    Compassion and the Individual

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