independent

[ in-di-pen-duh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF independent
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In no such spirit has it developed its full and independent sovereignty.

To be indifferent to it, or independent of it, was out of the question.

Under the eternal urge of freedom we became an independent Nation.

I'm forty-four, independent, free, a slave to no man nor monkey.

In his very first independent play he answered the scorners with scorn.

It was as if some will independent of my own had dictated the words.

It's such fun, just like playing house, to be by ourselves and independent of all the world.

He walked with a free and independent stride, and carried a rifle.

I am earning my bread in the way I desire—I am independent—I want them not.

Let us hope that these islands may one day be made free and independent.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + dependent. French independant is attested from c.1600; Italian independente from 1590s. Noun meaning "person not acting as part of a political party" is from 1808. Related: Independently.

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