from The Century Dictionary.
- Not dependent; independent.
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As there is no certain connection between present time and future, but all time is made up of undepending, not strictly coherent, moments, so as no man can be sure, because one now exists, another shall; there is also no more certain connection between the arbitrary acts of a free agent within such time; so that
The World's Great Sermons, Volume 02 Hooker to South Grenville Kleiser 1910