from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sufficing for one's self or for itself, without needing external aid; self-sufficient.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sufficing for one's self or itself.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. able to provide for your own needs without help from others
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And this deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one.
In fact, Steward believed gay men were loners - who "should live alone and learn to like it, and to be self-sufficing" - despite the community that saved his papers, made a pilgrimage to him in his old age and produced this fascinating slice of American history.
What constitutes a polis is an association of households and clans in a good life, for the sake of attaining a perfect and self-sufficing existence.
Company of phalanstery of Own way the phalanstery one is a self-sufficing city.
My proud, self-sufficing temper gradually dissolved into a soft melancholy, which in turn has been swallowed up by those delights of motherhood which have been its reward.
‘And he who lacks something is not in all points self-sufficing?’
Further, human nature is more self-sufficing than irrational creatures.
A State, I said, arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants.
Here then, I said, is another order which will have to be conveyed to our guardians: Let our city be accounted neither large nor small, but one and self-sufficing.
These are the elements, thus of necessity then subsisting, which the creator of the fairest and best of created things associated with himself, when he made the self-sufficing and most perfect God, using the necessary causes as his ministers in the accomplishment of his work, but himself contriving the good in all his creations.